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What does Nuala mean?

Nuala Pronunciation of 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.

1 more relation via Fionnula: Finuala.

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

(male) Nule, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nuala Sloan (N.S.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only popular alternative form of Nuala (not ranked) is Nola (#767 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 0.02%, 54% less). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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.

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