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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nela

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N is for nurturing, the care you provide to all

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

L is for lucky, who is more?

A is for action, something to take now

Notable Persons Named Nela

Nela was born on June 6th, 1992 in Christchurch. Nela is also known as Nela Louise Zisser.


Nela Pocisková is a singing and actor. She plays Vocals. Nela was born on October 4th, 1990.


Nela Eržišnik was an actress. She was most prominent from 1953 to 1953. Nela was born on June 18th, 1924 in Banja Luka. Nela is also known as Nevenka Maras and Marija Blažević. She breathed her last breath on August 14th, 2007.


Nela was given the name Mariana de Jesús Martínez Espinoza on November 24th, 1912 in Cañar Province. Nela is also known as Nela Martinez. She left this life on July 30th, 2004.


Nela Álvarez was an actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1936 to present. Nela was given the name Manuela Álvarez Rocha on November 9th, 1919 in Carigara, Leyte. She breathed her last breath on March 6th, 2009.


Nela was born Nela Hasanbegović on January 21st, 1984 in Sarajevo.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nela

Sebastiano Nela is a soccer player for the Genoa C.F.C., A.S. Roma, S.S.C. Napoli, Italy national under-21 football team, and Italy national football team. Sebastiano was born on March 13th, 1961 in Rapallo.


Havzi Nela was a schoolteacher and poet. Havzi was born on February 20th, 1934 in Kollovoz. He breathed his last breath on August 10th, 1988.


Mariglen Nela is an athlete for the KF Butrinti Sarandë.


Kejdi Nela is an athlete for the KF Valbona.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nela U.S.
  White 58.72% 64.26%
  African American 10.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 11.93% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 19.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nela

People with the last name Nela are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Nela

  • How Popular is the name Nela? Nela is the 17,418th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nela was the 150,452nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 445 babies born with the first name Nela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nela to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1903 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nela is Thursday, September 24th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Nela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nela was in 2007 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Nela: Your name in reverse order is Alen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nale. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nela? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 109 people with the last name Nela.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nela? Nela is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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