How popular is Ella in the Southern States? (US)

& would you use [name]Ellie[/name] as a nickname to [name]Ella[/name]?

I live in north [name]Georgia[/name] and I work in the education system. I see [name]Ella[/name] from time to time and have only seen one [name]Ellie[/name]. Her real name was [name]Ella[/name] but there were three other girls named [name]Ella[/name] in her grade so she just went by [name]Ellie[/name]. That year had more kids named [name]Ella[/name] than usual though. I love both but prefer the name [name]Ella[/name], so I personally wouldn’t use [name]Ellie[/name] as a nick name, especially considering how short [name]Ella[/name] is to begin with I don’t think it needs a nick name.

I, too, live in [name]North[/name] [name]Georgia[/name] and I see it quite often. It’s often short for something, though.

Cool [name]Flick[/name]!What a small world. Yeah I agree, but I never see it short for [name]Eleanor[/name] for some reason. That’s fine with me though cause [name]Eleanor[/name] is one of my favorites :slight_smile:

I’m from the South and have seen a handful of Ellas. I prefer [name]Ella[/name] or [name]Ellie[/name] as a nickname for [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Eleanor[/name], [name]Eloise[/name], or some other “el” name, for the sake of versatility.

Not common on it’s own. Usually it’s a nn for a longer name or double name, like [name]Ella[/name]-[name]May[/name].
I’ve only known one [name]Ella[/name] and she went by [name]Ella[/name] or [name]Elle[/name]. [name]Ellie[/name] is a downgrade [name]IMO[/name]

I live in [name]Alabama[/name] and hear [name]Ella[/name] A LOT. I hear it as a full name and as the first part of double names ([name]Ella[/name] [name]Louise[/name], [name]Ella[/name] [name]Grace[/name], [name]Ella[/name] [name]Claire[/name], etc).

thank yall for your input :slight_smile:

I live in the south and I know one [name]Ellie[/name] but not an [name]Ella[/name].