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What does Nola mean?

Nola Pronunciation of Nola [no-la] as a girls' name is pronounced NO-lah. Short form of Fionnula (Irish, Gaelic) "white shoulder". Not related to Nolan.

Associated with: white.


Nola has 1 variant: Nowla.

Affiliated girl names: Magnolia and Nuala.

Nola has 10 more related forms via Fionnula, Nolan: Finola, Nolana, Noland, Nolanda, Nolen, Nolene, Nolin, Nollan, Nolynn and Nuala.

Creative forms:
(female) Nala, Norla, ..

(male) Noall, Nonai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nola Courtney (N.C.), ..

How popular is Nola?

Nola is a very prominent first name for women (#724 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#31738 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Nola for girls. Nola reached its peak position of #289 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is currently at #767. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Nola is alike in pronunciation to Naila, Nailah, Nalea, Neala, Nealla, Neelia, Neely, Neelya, Neila, Neilla, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Nelli, Nelly, Neola, Nila, Noela, Noella, Noola, Nuala, Nualla, Nula, Nyla and Nylah. Other suggested similar names are Adola, Dela, Dola, Eila, Ela, Ella, Erla, Gala, Gila, Iola, Joela, Jola, Lala, Loela, Lola, Lolla, Lula, Mala, Naia, Nea, Neda, Nel, Nelda, Nell, Nia, Nika, Nilsa, Nina, Nira, Noa, Noel, Noele, Noell, Nona, Noora, Nora, Nova, Nura, Nyna, Ola, Orla, Paola, Pola, Tola, Tyla, Ula, Yola, Yula, Zila and Zola. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nola.

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