What does Nella mean?
Nella [nel-la] as a name for girls is of Latin and English derivation, and the name Nella means "horn". Nella is an alternate form of Cornelia (Latin). Nella is also a variant of Nelly (English): short transcription of Helen.
(female) Nala, Nelna, ..
(male) Nellan, Nelva, ..
How popular is Nella?
Nella is a very prominent first name for women (#1869 out of 4276, Top 44%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name history of Nella for girls. Nella reached its apex rank of #612 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Nella and related names. Cornelia, Neely, Nelia, Nell, Nellie (#1301 from recent data), Nelly (#1565) and Nila (#1834) are the prominent related forms of Nella. Other forms, like Nel, are uncommon. These forms of Nella were at the peak of their popularity in the 1880s (usage of 0.9%) and are now significantly less common, with versions like Nell becoming less fashionable.
Nella is pronounced similarly to Naila, Nailah, Nalea, Neala, Nealla, Neelia, Neelie, Neelya, Neila, Neilla, Nelli, Neola, Noela, Noella, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nuala, Nualla, Nula, Nyla▲ and Nylah▲. Other recommended names are Adella▼, Alla, Bella▲, Beula, Della▼, Dilla, Ella▲, Geela, Hella, Huella, Jeyla, Keala, Keila, Keyla▲, Leala, Leela, Leila▲, Luella▼, Mela, Mella, Merla, Milla, Nanella, Neale, Nedda, Nedra, Neelle (see Neilina), Neile, Neille, Neka, Nelda▼, Nelle▼, Nellsea (see Nelsey), Nelsy, Nenna, Neoma, Nesha, Neta, Nevsa, Neysa, Noell, Noelle▲, Norella, Orella, Pella, Rella, Rilla▼, Seula, Tekla, Tulla, Udella, Yulla and Zilla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nella.