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4k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nella

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Alt. Meaning

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

E is for early, promptness is a virtue

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

L is for look, the way you look at life.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

Notable Persons Named Nella

Nella Larsen was a novelist, librarian, nursing, and nurse. Nella was given the name Nellie Walker by her parents Afro-Caribbean and Given name on April 13th, 1891 in Chicago. Nella is also known as Nellallitea Larsen, Nellye Larson, Nellie Larsen, and Nella Larsen Imes. She left this life on March 30th, 1964.

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Nella Martinetti was a musician. Nella was born on June 4th, 1946 in Brissago. She left this life on July 29th, 2011.

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Nella was born on October 4th, 1889. She died on June 22nd, 1968.

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She was most active from 1929 to 1929. Nella was born on March 6th, 1886 in Chicago. She left this life on March 22nd, 1971.

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Nella was born on July 21st, 1988 in Brno.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nella

Tyler was born on March 8th, 1988 in Burlington, Ontario.

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How popular is the baby name Nella in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 10 0
1881 19 19 0
1882 11 11 0
1883 6 6 0
1884 19 19 0
1885 10 10 0
1886 11 11 0
1887 12 12 0
1888 17 17 0
1889 10 10 0
1890 9 9 0
1891 15 15 0
1892 18 18 0
1893 16 16 0
1894 19 19 0
1895 18 18 0
1896 14 14 0
1897 17 17 0
1898 11 11 0
1899 10 10 0
1900 14 14 0
1901 13 13 0
1902 15 15 0
1903 20 20 0
1904 14 14 0
1905 22 22 0
1906 12 12 0
1907 22 22 0
1908 26 26 0
1909 18 18 0
1910 34 34 0
1911 18 18 0
1912 44 44 0
1913 36 36 0
1914 44 44 0
1915 48 48 0
1916 57 57 0
1917 47 47 0
1918 74 74 0
1919 61 61 0
1920 57 57 0
1921 79 79 0
1922 74 74 0
1923 58 58 0
1924 70 70 0
1925 74 74 0
1926 58 58 0
1927 81 81 0
1928 57 57 0
1929 48 48 0
1930 68 68 0
1931 56 56 0
1932 66 66 0
1933 58 58 0
1934 81 81 0
1935 59 59 0
1936 65 65 0
1937 68 68 0
1938 52 52 0
1939 46 46 0
1940 61 61 0
1941 54 54 0
1942 38 38 0
1943 43 43 0
1944 38 38 0
1945 33 33 0
1946 38 38 0
1947 38 38 0
1948 28 28 0
1949 41 41 0
1950 32 32 0
1951 38 38 0
1952 37 37 0
1953 33 33 0
1954 32 32 0
1955 23 23 0
1956 25 25 0
1957 21 21 0
1958 25 25 0
1959 19 19 0
1960 26 26 0
1961 20 20 0
1962 25 25 0
1963 12 12 0
1964 25 25 0
1965 18 18 0
1966 14 14 0
1967 16 16 0
1968 11 11 0
1969 17 17 0
1970 11 11 0
1971 10 10 0
1972 5 5 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 11 11 0
1975 10 10 0
1976 13 13 0
1978 10 10 0
1979 7 7 0
1981 9 9 0
1982 5 5 0
1983 5 5 0
1985 5 5 0
1989 7 7 0
1992 6 6 0
1997 7 7 0
1999 5 5 0
2001 6 6 0
2002 12 12 0
2004 15 15 0
2005 12 12 0
2006 25 25 0
2007 22 22 0
2008 32 32 0
2009 48 48 0
2010 39 39 0
2011 39 39 0
2012 58 58 0
2013 51 51 0
2014 63 63 0
2015 59 59 0
2016 58 58 0
2017 74 74 0

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Popularity of Nella as a first name

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Common last names for Nella

  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Harris

Fun Facts about the name Nella

  • How Popular is the name Nella? Nella is the 4,490th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nella have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,815 babies born with the first name Nella in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nella to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nella? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Nella first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nella is Tuesday, March 10th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Nella born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nella was in 1927 with a total of 81 babies.
  • Random Nella Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nella is not a popular baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name Nella: Your name in reverse order is Allen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lenal. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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