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

The name Nuala is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "white shoulders". Nuala and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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 Ní Conchobair, Queen Consort of Ulaidh as the wife of Ruaidrí Mac Duinn Sléibe and Princess of Connacht as the daughter of Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair
Nuala Hyde, daughter of Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Irish poet
Nuala Patricia O'Loan, Baroness O'Loan, Irish peer
Nuala O'Faolain, Irish journalist and writer
Nuala Holloway, Miss Ireland 1974; Miss International 1975
Nuala Kennedy, Irish composer
Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Irish novelist and poet
Nuala Fennell, Irish economist and politician

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
Nuala, a character in Sarah J Maas's "A Court of Thorns and Roses"



lillismonica Says:


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

ashbee Says:


This is so pretty!