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What does Fenella mean?

Fenella Pronunciation of Fenella [fenel-la] as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Fenella is "white shoulder". Anglicized form of Fionnula.

Associated with: irish, white.


Fenella has 2 variants: Finella and Fynella.

Affiliated girl names: Fennel and Flora.

2 more related forms via Fionnula: Finola and Finuala.

Creative forms:
(female) Fenelda, Fenelia, ..

(male) Feneler, Fenello, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fenella Cooper (F.C.), ..

How popular is Fenella?

Fenella is a rare first name for women. Fenella is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only popular varying form of Fenella (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 is Flora (#1362 in 2015). Other forms, like Finuala, are uncommon. This relation of Fenella reached the peak of its popularity a century ago (#75) and has become significantly less common since (#1362, 97% less usage), with Flora becoming less fashionable. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Flora in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Fenella is pronounced similarly to Fauniella. Other recommended names are Agnella (see Agnes), Cerella, Danella, Denell, Denelle, Donella, Fecelia, Fedelma, Fidella, Floella, Fredella, Gemella, Ginella, Janella, Jenell, Jenella, Jenelle, Jewella, Jinella, Jonella, Nanella, Onella, Pernella, Refella (see Raphaela), Reinella, Renell, Renelle, Rexella, Ronella and Terella. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fenella.

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