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What does Nuala mean?

Nuala /nu-ala/ as a girls' name. Short form of Fionnula (Irish, Gaelic) "white shoulder". Irish writer Nuala O'Faolain.

Associated with: white


Nuala has 4 variants: Nola, Noola, Nualla and Nula.

Nuala has 1 more relation via Fionnula: Finuala.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Naala, Noeala, ..

(male) Nule, Nuna, ..

How popular is Nuala?

Nuala is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Nuala is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only popular alternative form of Nuala (not ranked) is Nola (#807 in recent rankings). This form of Nuala was popular as a baby name a century ago (adoption of 0.04%) and is now much less popular (adoption 0.01%, 59% less). Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nuala and affiliated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Nuala is pronounced similarly to Naila, Nailah, Nalea, Neala, Nealla, Neelia, Neely, Neelya, Neila, Neilla, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Nelli, Nelly, Neola, Nila, Noela, Noella, Nowla, Nyla and Nylah. Other suggested similar names are Adala, Alala, Amala, Ayala, Cala, Eula, Fiala, Gala, Hala, Huela, Kaala, Kala, Keala, Lala, Leala, Lula, Mala, Naama, Nada, Naia, Nana, Nata, Natala, Nava, Neale, Niada, Nubia, Nura, Nyada, Oula, Sula, Tula, Tulla, Vala, Yula and Yulla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nuala.