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Gender: F Pronunciation: NOO-la Meaning of Nuala: "white shoulders" Origin of Nuala: Irish, short form of Fionnuala

Officially a shortening of the traditional and tricky Gaelic Fionnghuala/Fionnuala, Nuala makes a lovely choice all on its own. Nuala is well-used in Ireland.

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Famous People Named Nuala

Nuala Hyde, daughter of Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Irish poet
Nuala O'Loan, Baroness O'Loan, Irish peer
Nuala O'Faolain, Irish journalist and writer

Pop Culture References for the name Nuala

Princess Nuala, character in Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Nuala Anne McGrail, character in mystery novel series by Father Andrew M. Greeley.
The selkie character in the film The Secret of Roan Inish