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What does Nell mean?

Nell \n(e)-ll\ as a name for girls is of Latin, Old French, Old German, Greek and English origin, and the meaning of the name Nell is "horn; other, foreign; sun ray". Nell is a variant of Cornelia (Latin). Nell is also a variation of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Nell is also used as a variation of Ellen (Greek), Helen (Greek) and Nelly (English). See also Denelle and Wynell.


Variations

Nell has 3 variants: Neel, Nel and Nelle.

Nell has 26 more different forms via Cornelia, Eleanor, Ellen, Helen, Nelly: El, Ella, Elle, Elli, Elly, Helia, Hella, Hellen, Hellia, Lena, Neely, Nela, Nelda, Nelia, Nelida, Nella, Nellene, Nelley, Nelli, Nellie, Nellwen, Nellwin, Nellwyn, Nila, Nora and Nore.


Popularity

Nell is a very popular first name for women (#588 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#11302 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Nell for girls. Nell reached its top rank of #159 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nell name in U.S.

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

Popular alternative forms of Nell are Ella (#17 in 2014), Nora (#49), Eleanor (#78), Lena (#279), Elle (#395), Helen (#404), Ellen (#656), Nelle, Nellie, Nila, Nella, Nelly, Nelda, Hellen, Cornelia, Nelia and Nelida. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5476%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2846%, down 48%), with forms like Helen, Hellen, Cornelia, Nell and Nelda falling out of style. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Nora (#49), Eleanor (#78), Lena (#279), Elle (#395) and Ella (#17), and there is a rekindling in baby name popularity for Eleanor, Ella, Lena and Nora. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Nell and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cornelia, Eleanor, Ella, Elle, Ellen, Helen, Hellen, Lena, Nelda, Nelia in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nelida, Nell, Nella, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly, Nila, Nora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cornelia, Eleanor, Ella, Elle, Ellen outside U.S.

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


Similar Names

Nell is pronounced similarly to Neale, Neelle, Neile, Noel, Noele, Noell, Noelle and Nowell. Other recommended similar baby names are Bell, Dell, Neala, Nealla, Neila, Neilla, Neille, Neola, Noela, Noella, Nola, Nula and Nyla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nell.

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