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Meaning and name origin

Nella \n(el)-la\ as a girl's name is of Latin and English origin, and the meaning of Nella is "horn". Nella is a variant of Cornelia (Latin): feminine of the Roman family name Cornelius. Also a variant of Nelly (English): short form of Helen, Eleanor (Greek) "sun ray".


Nella has 6 variant forms: Neely, Nela, Nelia, Nelley, Nellie, Nila.


Nella is a very popular first name for females (#1869 out of 4276, Top 44%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nella for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nella name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nella outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nella and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cornelia, Nelly, Nila, Nellie, Nelia and Nella. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cornelia, Nelly, Nila, Nellie, Nelia, Nella in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cornelia, Nellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nella is also pronounced similarly to Naila, Nalea, Neala, Nealla, Neelia, Neelya, Neila, Neilla, Nelli, Neola, Noela, Noella, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nuala, Nualla, Nula and Nyla. Other suggested similar baby names are Bella, Della, Hella, Mella, Neale, Neel, Neelle, Neile, Neille, Nel, Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Noell, Noelle, Pella and Rella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nella.