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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Idella

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

A few facts about the girl's name Idella:

  • Records indicate that 4,986 girls in the United States have been named Idella since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1921, when 168 people in the U.S. were given the name Idella. Those people are now 100 years old.

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    Comments about the name Idella

    86% Approval Rating
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      12 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Idella and it took years being teased by peers to decide to say whatever and love my name. I have never met another Idella but I have met people who know one." Jan. 15, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Idella and i have never met another i really like my name as it was my great grandmothers name unfortunately i never got to meet her but from what i've heard she was amazing, i love my name and wouldn't want to change it." Dec. 4, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is idella but I'm from Australia . I have the name because my day welsh and he named me I think my name is unique and I haven't met any other Idella's" Sep. 21, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Idella was my mothers' middle name and she gave it to me. Between 1870 and 1950, generations of women in my family were named Idella. I never met anyone outside of my family with the name until I was grown. As a child, it was considered an "old" name. Idella is a beautiful and unique name that I am proud to bear." Jan. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Mother's middle name was Idella. There was a 14th Century painter named I della .... In honor of my mother who was a precious person born 1909; I have named a cosmetic I'della." Dec. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Idella is my name and I have never met another. I was named after my great grandmother, who was very good to my father. As a child I wished my name was Roxanne(because that was cool)! I grew to love my name for it's uniqueness but I can hardly ever find a definition for it." Mar. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is idella, i love my name because people comment on it all the time, but people sometimes do say it wrong." Sep. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's been a family name for awhile. It is my daughters middle name and was my great grandmothers middle name." Jan. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I married her and she is as unique as her name. I've never met another Idella. She is truly one of a kind." Mar. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The person I knew with this name who was born 1909- was easy going, meek, likeable, quiet, straightforward, peacemaker." Dec. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Idella is the name that can only be given to the MOST beautiful princesses that are born on 10/01/1982" Mar. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Mother was Born 1/15/1909. My granddaddy went to get someone to deliver the baby. The circus was in town . The leader said he could deliver the baby if they would name it Duma. They said NO! They came to settle on Idella! It is Yiddish? We pronoune it "I" "della"." Feb. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "The only Idella I know is forceful, rude, annoying to deal with and a general pain in the rump." Mar. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Idella is my name. I love it. people rember me by my name." Apr. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is idella and i think it is such a unique and beautiful name. I'm from California and I have never met any one with my name. I'm always getting compliments on how nice my name is. People are always pronouncing it wrong and I'm really glad that I have such an awesome name and I different" Jun. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Idella. I was born in the south where the name was quite common in the early 1900s. I was named after my maternal grandmother. She pronouced her name with the long "I" sound as in eye. I pronounce mine w/the short "I" as in Italy or Isabella (it just sounds prettier that way to me). My nick name is Della. I happen to marry a man with the last name Street. So when I tell most people my name is Della Street they usually ask me if I know that Perry Mason's secretary has the same name. It's quite funny. I really love the name Idella." Nov. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Idella after my sister who died of SIDS. My mother got the name from a great Aunt of hers. I always love the name and being the oldest of 5 I am the only one that remembered my little sister. She was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. I still have her baby picture and I said if I ever had a daughter I would name her Idella. My mother cried when she found out that I did." Oct. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Idella. I was named after my mother's friend who was born around 1900. I was born in 1951. I have been told that my name is a very old Southern name. I get called Eye-della and Uh-della. In England I was called Idella with a short "I" like in Isabelle. My last name is Moore and sometimes people have thought my name was I. De L'amore. I had a boyfriend in college who would address letters to "Idle amour" and "Idyll amore". Many people have said my name is beautiful and lyrical, but as I child I wished for name like Jane or Mary." Dec. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Idella is such a pretty name. Too bad it's not as popular today. It would great to hear it again on pretty little girls across America." Aug. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lucy Idella. I was born in 1949 and I was named for my two grandmothers. I have never met another Idella. I was called by this name until second grade and I changed schools and thereafter was called by Lucy. Many people pronouced it "I-dell-er". To be honest, I have really never liked the name. My grandmother was never called by it. She was called by her first name, Callie. It is unique! April 09, 2007" Apr. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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