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Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Ella is a pawfect dog name, especially if you're a jazz fan. Imagine your pup channeling the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, crooning "How High the Moon" at the moon itself! Etymologically, Ella means 'all' or 'completely' in German, so she's all dog, all the time. Plus, it's a palindrome, which means it reads the same forwards and backwards - just like your dog's tail wagging with equal enthusiasm whether you're coming or going. So, if you want a name that's jazzy, meaningful, and linguistically fun, Ella is a tail-wagging winner!

Traits associated with the name Ella:

Dogs named Ella tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and industrious. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Ella?

That you have a fondness for classic, timeless names. Ella is a name that has been popular for centuries, and it has a strong, feminine connotation. It suggests that you are a person who appreciates tradition and values strong female role models.

Is Ella a good dog name?

Ella has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Ella isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Ella is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Ella was, in the past month, the 789th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Ella is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Ella was viewed 0 times, and liked 4 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Ella's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Ella is most adored in South Carolina, Indiana and Kansas.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in North Carolina, Nebraska and Idaho.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Ella.

Most popular breeds named Ella:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Beagle
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Australian Shepherd
  5. Boxer

Ella is found in these categories:

british dog names

Popular in UK, often used in literature and music.

old fashioned dog names

Popular during the jazz era, it echoes the legendary Ella Fitzgerald.

posh dog names

Derived from nobility, it's favored by high society and celebrity pet owners.

cute dog names

Evokes elegance and charm, reminiscent of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald.

Dog names like Ella:

Diminutive Form Of Euphemia
Short Form Of Names Beginning With El
Famous in war
Giver Of Life
Ella dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (4)

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Me not saying (Wisconsin, United States)
My Pitbull is named Ella after Crella Divile from 101 Dalmatians
December 07, 2023

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Lee (Oklahoma, United States)
My baby Ella hasn’t been born yet💕🥹. She is due around November 23rd (Thanksgiving Day). I have all her pink little doggo puppy things. I’m so so excited!!!!
November 16, 2023

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i have a dog named ella bella (South Carolina, United States)
i have a dog named ella bella
November 29, 2022

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lilianne martin (Missouri, United States)
i have a dog named ella mae
February 18, 2022

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