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Nella - Meaning of Nella

What does Nella mean?

Meaning of the name NellaEllaNoraEllieEleanorElenaNorahLenaElainaLanaElleHelenAileenLianaHelenaAlenaElaineLeonaEileenNellCorneliaFenella

[ 2 syll. nel-la, ne-lla ] The baby girl name Nella is pronounced as NEHL-aa- †. Nella is of Latin, Old Greek, and Old English origin. It is used mainly in English and Irish.

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.

See also the related category irish.

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.

Baby names that sound like Nella include Nahal, Nahla, Nahlah, Nala, Nalah, Nalo, Nawal, Nayelee, Nayeley, Nayelie, Neala, Neali, Nealie, Nealy, Neela, Neely, Neila, Neili, Neily, and Neli.

† 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)"


Meaning of Nella Meaning of Fenella Meaning of Cornelia Meaning of Helen Meaning of Nell
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