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Nell meaning and name origin
Nell \n(e)-ll\ as a girl's name is a variant of Cornelia (Latin), Eleanor (Greek), Helen (Greek) and Nelly (English), and the meaning of Nell is "horn; sun ray, shining light". See also Denelle, Ellen and Wynell.
The baby name Nell sounds like Nella, Nela, Nel, Neel, Nelli, Nelle and Noell. Other similar baby names are Dell and Bell.
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Popularity of Nell
Nell is a very popular first name for women (#588 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11810 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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