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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Clella

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Clella in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Clella:

  • Records indicate that 58 girls in the United States have been named Clella since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1900, when 15 people in the U.S. were given the name Clella. Those people are now 120 years old.

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      3 Positive Comments

  • "My aunt's name was Clella Capps. She lived in rural Missouri before she moved to Kansas City, Mo, and then to Kansas City, Kansas. She lived with her older sister (my mother), my brother and me for several years. She was a nurse, and for all long time, I wanted to be a nurse. She would come home wearing her white nurses uniform and cap, and I thought that was just fabulous! She taught me how to make paper flowers, too. She called my brother and me "Goathead", if we did something silly, and she loved to tease us. I miss my Aunt Clella. I wouldn't mind having her call me "Goathead" one more time." Jun. 15, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "my grandmothers name is clella but she doesnt pronounce it like most she pronounces it as klea-ehl-uh" Apr. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "It was my great grandmas and now my middle name. People dont really say it wrong, they just do a double take when i say it. Klell- uh is how i pronounce it. People either love it or hate it though. I love it." Apr. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My mothers name is Clella and she does not like the name. She said every time she would meet someone new they would say "Huh, what did you say, I've never heard of a name like that"! She gave me, my brother and sister very plain names because she didn't want us going through what she did." Jun. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

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  • ""Clella" was my darling grandmother's name. She didn't really care for the name, but she wouldn't have dreamed of complaining about it! Because she is so dear to me, I treasure the admittedly "unique" name!" Jun. 7, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Clella, I live in Australia and was named after a distant relation. Pronunciation is " Klella", because the name is unusual people have always asked about the origin or how do you pronounce your name. I quite enjoy having a name that is a little different to everyone else." Apr. 15, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Clella, after my great-grandmother. My family is of both Irish and French origin, so I have no idea which part of our bloodline it came from. Many of my teachers loved my middle name and were always eager to learn how to pronounce it when they spotted it in their rosters. I love having it as a middle name, my mom did tell me she was scared I would hate it. I have never met another Clella." Apr. 11, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother's name is Clella. She was born in 1942. Her father's name was Clell and he was born in 1909. I have never known anyone else with that name. Most of my mom's friends call her "C" or "CC" rather than try to pronounce it." Sep. 4, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm named after my parental grandmother. She was orphaned so we don't know where her parents got the name. I've wondered if it came from the name McClelland but don't really know. We do have Scotch, and Irish blood. It's interesting and frustrating that no one really seems to know it's origin. It's been mispronounced so many ways but I still like it. :-)" Jan. 10, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Clella Elkins, I was named for my dad 'Clellen Elkins'. I am 68 years old and have been through all Cell's, Celia's, Cella's, Kleela's, Clara's you could count. I had teachers all thru school that called me by my nickname "Sing Lo" 'cause they couldn't pronounce my name." Nov. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have two great uncles in NE oklahoma in late 1800s named Clel which is the male version of the scots name. The females, are Clella of which I am one. I have one girl named for me and know of one other in OK and have met two in MI. All of us are in our mid 60s. A scots salesman resently told me the name Clella is more common in Aberdean and was derived from McClelland." Apr. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Clella and it was my grandmothers name. I was told that the name started in Ireland My grandmothers name was Clellageahen in Ireland and when they came to America they broke the name in half. I love the name" Mar. 17, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister-in-laws name is Clella, I've heard people call her Koala(as in bear) it's a name as unique as my sister-in-law, she was named after a friend of her parents Clella Kapp." Dec. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My aunt is named Clella. She was the firstborn of 4 children. She was born in 1917 and is still living. We pronounce it "Klella" although I have adopted it somewhat into "Klalla". She came from a German/Swiss/English family. I have never met anyone else with this name." Jun. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name us Clella and I am the only person I know with that name who is still living Very few people pronounce it correctly but I enjoy having a different name. I am an author and it has served me well because it is alliterative..Clella Camp" Aug. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 51 years old and my name is Clella, I am named after my aunt who is still living(my father's sister). I also have lived with my name being butchered over the years, but I have gotten used to it after all these years. I had a teacher in school call everyone's name out so they could give her their book number and she just skipped over me and when she was finished she says "now the one I skipped what is your book number" later that morning she had us reading and walked out into the hall to speak with another teacher who I had had in a previous class and asked her how to pronounce my name, but she said it loud enough that everyone in the class could hear her, talk about embarassing! I was in the hospital several years ago and got quite a surprise when one of the volunteers came to deliver me some balloons and her name was Clella too! She had to come an meet me! It was great to meet someone other than my aunt with the same name!" Feb. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a 49 year old female with the name Clella. The correct pronunciation is "Klella". I remember as a child teachers always had a problem with the name. Of all things, my maiden name was Jones. I remember listening for "Clella" when my teachers would get to about "Johnson" and when they stumbled with my name I would raise my hand and say "it's Clella and I'm here". I did this about the first two weeks of school every year. I've been told that the name is french. It was my aunt by marrige name, but she died before I was born. I have never met anyone with the same name but have met approximately 20 people in my lifetime that have either been related to or have known another Clella." Dec. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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