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

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.

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CherrieSue Says:


Nuala is an old-fashioned name in my mind. (I'm Irish and all the Nualas I've met are 60+.) I know one Fionnuala ("fiNOOla") who's closer to 50.

lillismonica Says:


A good choice for a Christmas name. Comes from the word 'nollaig' Irish for Christmas.

ashbee Says:


This is so pretty!