Nella is a diminutive (English) of the Dutch, English, German, Italian, and Romanian Cornelia.
Nella is also a contracted form (Irish) of the English, Irish, and Scottish Fenella.
Nella is also a derivative of the English Helen.
Nella is also a derivative of the English Nell.
Nella is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1910 with 0.008% of baby girls being named Nella. It had a ranking of #749 then. The baby name has experienced a drop in frequency since then, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. Among the family of girl names directly related to Nella, Helen was the most frequently used in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Nella: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"