What does Donella mean?
Donella /do-nel-la/ 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).
Associated with: lady (noble)
(female) Donelta, Tanella, ..
(male) Donelan, Doneldan, ..
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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Donella for girls. Donella was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #1796 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Donella and corresponding names. Dona, Donetta, Donia, Donielle, Donisha, Donita, Donna (#1407 in recent rankings), Donnalee and Donya are the popular related forms of Donella. Adoption of these relations of Donella reached its most widespread 54 years ago (median #1498) and has become much reduced since (#1940, ▼100%).
Donella is alike in pronunciation to Danella, Danelley, Daniela, Daniella▲, Danila, Danniella and Danyella. Other suggested similar names are Agnella (see Agnes), Corella, Cornella, Daanelle, Damalla, Danele, Danelle, Danielle▼, Danille, Dannell, Dannelle, Danyell, Danyelle, Dawnelle, Della▼, Diella, Donalda, Doneille, Donelda, Dorelia, Dorelle, Fenella, Finella, Fynella, Ginella, Janella, Jenella, Jinella, Joella, Johnella, Jonell, Jonella, Jonelle, Jowella, Korella, Loella, Louella▼, Lovella, Morella, Mosella, Nanella, Noella, Norella, Novella▼, Onella, Robella, Romella, Ronella, Ronelle, Ronnella, Rosella▼, Rozella and Tonell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Donella.