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Ornella

Heartor-NELL-ah
Italian
"flowering ash tree"

Ornella Origin and Meaning

The name Ornella is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "flowering ash tree".
Like many a popular name, Ornella is a theatrical creation. Italian playwright Gabriele d'Annunzio created this name for his dramatic heroine in the 1904 play La Figlia di Iorio. Ornella is a feminization of the orno or ornello, which is the Italian word for the Fraxinus Ornus, a type of tree which produces such sweet sap that it was compared to biblical manna.
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