US Popularity:4997
Other Origin(s):Latin, Greek
Meaning:Highly praiseworthy; Luminous, radiant
Nella is a feminine Italian name with roots in Latin and Greek. Nella is most commonly considered a diminutive of Antonella, bearing the lofty meaning "highly praiseworthy," but could be short for any names ending with "-nella," like Ornella and Brunella. Nella is also a short form of Eleanor, a Greek name that means “luminous" and "radiant." Esteemed and vibrant, Nella speaks to baby’s ability to stand out from the crowd.

Nella Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Nella is currently #1808 on The Bump
Girl:Nella is currently #1282 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nella is currently #4997 in U.S. births
Girl:Nella is currently #2828 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 520
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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