Gender Feminine
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. no-VEHL-la  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Latin novellus meaning "new, young, novel", a diminutive of novus "new". This name was borne by the 14th-century Italian scholar Novella d'Andrea, who taught law at the University of Bologna.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesNova(Dutch) Nova(English) Nova(Swedish)



Entry added November 20, 2020