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What does Neeltje mean?

Neeltje Pronunciation of Neeltje [neelt-je] as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Neeltje is "horn". Neeltje is an alternate spelling of Cornelia (Latin).


3 related forms via Cornelia: Neel, Neely and Nellie.

Creative forms:
(female) Neeltha, ..

(male) Neeltan, Neeltin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Neeltje Natalya (N.N.), ..

How popular is Neeltje?

Neeltje is an uncommon first name for women. Neeltje is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Neeltje (outside Top 2000) are Nellie (#1247 last year), Neely and Cornelia. Adoption of these relations of Neeltje was common among parents in the 1880s (average #676) and is now much diminished, with forms such as Cornelia falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cornelia, Neely, Nellie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cornelia, Nellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Geertje, Helje, Neale, Neelia, Neelie, Neelle (see Neilina), Neelya, Neile, Neille, Nelle, Nellene, Nellette, Nellsie, Nelsie, Nettie, Noele, Noelene, Noeline and Noelle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Neeltje.

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