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Donella is a feminine first name. In Celtic/Gaelic languages it means: Dark haired elfin girl. In Italian it means: little Madonna (Virgin Mary not the singer) or little Lady; such as the daughter of the Lord and Lady of the house. (Where Donna/ Dona means Lady)

It is rare in the USA.

Variants include: Donnella, Daniela, Donell, Donnell, Donna, Danielle, Daniella, etc.
Examples of people named Donella:
Donella Meadows
Donella Haywood
Donella Spencer
Donella Rapier
Donella Del Monaco
Donella Bowles
by gambadancer7 May 13, 2009
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