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What does Fionnula mean?

Fionnula Pronunciation of Fionnula [fion-nu-la] as a girls' name is pronounced fyun-NOO-la. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Fionnula is "white shoulder". From Fionnguala, a traditional name derived from fionn, meaning "white, fair", and gula meaning "shoulder".

Associated with: irish, white, fair (beautiful).


Fionnula has 9 variants: Fenella, Finella, Finola, Finuala, Fionnuala, Fionnualagh, Fionola, Nola and Nuala.

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Middle name pairings:
Fionnula Ariyana (F.A.), ..

How popular is Fionnula?

Fionnula is a rare given name for females. Fionnula is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only popular related form of Fionnula (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 is Nola (#767 from current records). Adoption of this form of Fionnula was more pronounced among parents 115 years ago (#289) and has become significantly lower since (#767, 54.3%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Consuela, Cordula, Cornela, Dionna, Donella, Donnella, Fannia, Fennel, Ffiona, Fiala, Fideila, Fidela, Fidella, Fila, Filania, Filanna, Fina, Finetta, Fiona, Fione, Fionna, Fiora, Fiorella, Fiorenza, Flanna, Floella, Florella, Fortuna, Fronia, Fynella, Fyona, Gianella, Ginella, Gionna, Giula, Guennola, Gwennola (see Guinevere), Jinella, Jonella, Kionna, Kordula, Leonela, Raoula, Rionna, Romula, Ronella, Ronnella, Timaula, Tionna, Viola, Winola and Yionna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Fionnula.

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