Part celestial occurrence (a “nova” is a star that gets brighter), part cute and trendy suffix, all the better to yell in an admonishing tone when your little girl does something naughty, putting the “No” in “Novalee.”
No, Nove, Novie, Lee.
Famous people named Novalee:
Daughter of reality TV personalities Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra, Novalee Reign "Nova" Baltierra.
Natalie Portman played main character Novalee Nation in the 2000 movie Where the Heart Is.