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What does Donella mean?

Donella \d(o)-nella, don(el)-la\ as a name for girls. Donella's name origin is Italian, and Donella means "lady". Donella is a variation of Denelle. Donella is also a variant of Donna (Italian).


Donella has 3 variants: Donalie, Donnalee and Donnella.

Donella has 25 more related variations 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.


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 (#unlisted). 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dona, Donita, Donna, Donnie, Ladonna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Donella and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.