What does Donella mean?
Associated with: lady (noble).
(female) Donelta, Tanella, ..
(male) Donelan, Donelon, .. Middle name pairings:
Donella Beatrice (D.B.), ..
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)
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, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Dona, Donetta, Donia, Donielle, Donisha, Donita, Donna (#1437 in recent rankings), Donnalee and Donya are the popular related forms of Donella. Adoption of these relations of Donella reached its most widespread 55 years ago (median #1498) and has become much reduced since (#1943, ▼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.See names in meaning and etymology.