What does Nuala mean?
Nuala /nu-ala/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name. Short form of Fionnula (Irish, Gaelic) "white shoulder". Irish writer Nuala O'Faolain.
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)
The only popular alternative form of Nuala (not ranked) is Nola (#807 in 2014). This girl name was at the height of its popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.71%) and is now much less popular (usage 0.193%, down 72.8%), with Nola becoming less trendy. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nuala and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Nuala is pronounced similarly to Naila, Nalea, Neala, Nealla, Neila, Nela, Nella▼, Neola, Nila▼, Noela, Nowla and Nyla▲. Another suggested similar baby name is Neale. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nuala.