What does Nell mean?
Nell /nell/ as a name for girls is of Latin, Greek and English origin, and the meaning of the name Nell is "horn; other, foreign; sun ray". Nell is a variant form 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.
Nell▼ has 29 more different relations via Cornelia, Eleanor, Ellen, Helen, Nelly: El, Ella▲, Elle▲, Elli, Elly, Helia, Hella, Hellen▼, Hellia, Ili, Lean, Lena▼, Leni, Neely, Nela, Nelda▼, Nelia, Nelida, Nella, Nellene, Nelley, Nelli, Nellie▼, Nellwen, Nellwin, Nellwyn, Nila, Nora▲ and Nore.Kreatif forms:
(female) Nall, Nill, ..
(male) Nellme, Neme, ..
How popular is Nell?
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 statistics of Nell for girls. Nell was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #159 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Nell are Ella (#17 in recent rankings), Nora (#49), Eleanor (#78), Lena (#279), Elle (#395), Helen (#404), Ellen (#656), Nellie (#1301), Elly (#1347), Nelly (#1565), Elli (#1728), Nila (#1834), Nelle, Wynell, Neely, Cornelia, Hellen, Nelda, Nelia and Nella. Other forms, like Leni, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Nell was common among parents 114 years ago (median #844) and has become much lower since (#1316, down 78.4%). Helen is the longstanding favorite, though Ella is currently higher in the list, while forms such as Cornelia have become less popular.
Nell▼ is pronounced similarly to Neale, Neelle, Neile, Noel, Noele, Noell, Noelle▲, Nowel and Nowell. Other recommended names are Adell▼, Bell▼, Chell, Dell, Doll, Gill, Gull, Hill, Jill▼, Joell, Jyll, Moll, Nea, Neala, Nealla, Neck, Neda, Nedi, Neila, Neilla, Neille, Neka, Nelsy, Nena, Neola, Nera, Nesi, Nest, Neta, Neti, Neva▼, Neve, Noela, Noella, Nola, Norell, Nula, Nyla▲, Odell▼, Peall, Poll, Shell, Teall and Teill. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nell.