What does Donella mean?
Donella /do-nel-la/ [3 sylls.] as a name for girls. Donella's name origin is Italian, and Donella means "lady". Donella is an alternate spelling of Denelle with the prefix Do-. Donella is also a variant of Donna (Italian).
Donella has 25 more relations via Denelle, Donna: Dahna, Dahnya, Danell, Denell, Dinelle, Dona▼, Donell, Donelle, Donetta, Donia, Donica, Donielle, Donisha, Donita▼, Donnalyn, Donnamarie, Donnell, Donnelle, Donni, Donnica, Donnie▼, Donnisse, Donny, Donya and Ladonna▼.Kreatif forms: Denella, Donelta. [more]
How popular is Donella?
Donella is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3657 out of 4276, Top 86%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Donella and corresponding names. Dona, Donita, Donna, Donnie and Ladonna are the popular related forms of Donella (outside Top 1000). Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.48%) and has become much lower since, with the versions Dona, Donita, Donna, Donnie and Ladonna falling out of style. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Donella is alike in pronunciation to Danella, Daniella▲ and Danyella. Other suggested similar baby names are Danelle▼, Doneille, Donelda, Jonella and Ronella. These names tend to be less frequently used than Donella.