Origin:Latin
Popularity:4359
Meaning:horn; bright, shining torch
Sound the trumpets, because you’ve found the name Nella, a beautiful girl’s name that means “horn.” Latin in origin, Nella is a diminutive of Cornelia, the feminine version of the Latin masculine name Cornelius. Gens Cornelia was also one of the most powerful and enduring patrician families of Rome. For an equally ancient origin but a more luminous meaning, Nella can also be a diminutive of “Eleanor,” a Greek name that means “bright, shining torch.” Torches or horns—both speak to baby’s ability to stand out from the crowd.

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