Irish, short form of Fionnuala
"white shoulders"

Nuala Origin and Meaning

The name Nuala is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "white shoulders".

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.

Nuala Popularity

Famous People Named Nuala

  • Nuala Ní ConchobairQueen Consort of Ulaidh as the wife of Ruaidrí Mac Duinn Sléibe and Princess of Connacht as the daughter of Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair
  • Nuala Hydedaughter of Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland
  • Nuala Ní DhomhnaillIrish poet
  • Nuala Patricia O'LoanBaroness O'Loan, Irish peer
  • Nuala O'FaolainIrish journalist and writer
  • Nuala HollowayMiss Ireland 1974; Miss International 1975
  • Nuala KennedyIrish composer
  • Nuala Ní ChonchúirIrish novelist and poet
  • Nuala FennellIrish economist and politician

Nuala in Pop Culture

  • Princess Nualacharacter in Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Nuala Anne McGrailcharacter in mystery novel series by Father Andrew M. Greeley.
  • The selkie character in the film The Secret of Roan Inish
  • Nualaa character in Sarah J Maas's "A Court of Thorns and Roses"