Gender: Female Meaning of Nella: "bright, shining one" Origin of Nella: English, diminutive of Helen, Eleanor, et al

Nella Origin and Meaning

Variation of Nell

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RoddyThlayli Says:


I really like Nell and Nellie, but something about Nella bothers me. I think it's the -ella ending.

Layla Habibi Says:


I named my daughter Nella last year and we get lots of compliments on it.

ElsaAnne Says:


To me, this sounds old-fashioned and modern at the same time, it's adorable!

princesskitra Says:


My granddaughter's name is Janella (combination of Jane and Ella), and she's called Nella for short. :-)

kitchi1 Says:


Makes me think of how some people pronounce "Vanilla". Love Nell and Nellie, though...