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Ornella is an Italian female given name, probably derived from ornello, "flowering ash tree". It is a fairly recent name, being coined by Gabriele D'Annunzio in his 1904 play The Daughter of Iorio.[1]



  1. ^ "Significato del nome Ornella" [Meaning of the name Ornella]. Nomix.it (in Italian). Retrieved 26 March 2021.