Gender: Female Pronunciation: or-NELL-ah Meaning of Ornella: "flowering ash tree" Origin of Ornella: Italian

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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