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What does Nelia mean?

Nelia Pronunciation of Nelia [nelia] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Nelia is "horn". Short form of Cornelia.


Nelia has 5 variants: Neelia, Neelie, Neelya, Nela and Nila.

7 more alternative forms via Cornelia: Neel, Neely, Nel, Nell, Nella, Nellie and Nelly.

Creative forms:
(female) Nilia, Noelia, ..

(male) Nele, Neli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nelia Zayda (N.Z.), ..

How popular is Nelia?

Nelia is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2310 out of 4276, Top 54%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Nelia entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #758 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nelia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nelia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Nellie (#1247 in 2015), Nelly (#1724), Nila (#1797), Nella, Nell, Neely and Cornelia are the prominent variation forms of Nelia appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Nelia was common a century ago (usage of 0.9%) and has become much diminished since, with forms such as Cornelia becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nelia, Cornelia, Neely, Nell, Nella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nellie, Nelly, Nila in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Nelia is alike in pronunciation to Naila, Nalea, Neala, Nealla, Neila, Neilla, Nelley, Nelli, Neola, Noela, Noella, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nuala, Nualla, Nula, Nyla and Nylah. Other suggested similar names are Alia, Azelia, Belia, Celia, Cesia, Delia, Denia, Emelia, Helia, Illia, Kecia, Keelia, Kevia, Kezia, Lelia, Lellia, Loelia, Malia, Melia, Nania, Nea, Neera, Nehira, Neima, Nelda, Nelida, Nelle, Nelsea, Nelsie, Nenita, Nenna, Neriya, Nerolia (see Nerola), Nesha, Nessa, Nessia, Nesta, Neti, Netia, Nettia, Nevya, Nibia, Nidia, Novia, Nydia, Orelia, Pelia, Seelia, Selia, Tesia, Tulia, Udelia (see Odele), Venia, Xylia, Zelia and Zenia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nelia.

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