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pinWhat 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.


pinVariations

Nell has 3 variants: Neel, Nel and Nelle.

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: Nellna, Nellni, Ninell. [more]

pinHow 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 popularity 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 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 2 years ago), Nora (#49), Eleanor (#78), Lena (#279), Elle (#395), Helen (#404), Ellen (#656), Nelle, Nellie, Nila, Nella, Nelly, Nelda, Hellen, Cornelia, Nelia and Nelida. Other forms, like Nellwin, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Nell was common among parents during 1880-1889 (average #452) and is somewhat lower today (#715, down 48%). Helen is the longstanding favorite, though Ella is currently higher in the list, and Nelda is now somewhat dated. 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 Nell, Cornelia, Eleanor, Ella, Elle in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ellen, Helen, Hellen, Lena, Nelda in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nelia, Nelida, Nella, Nelle, Nellie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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.


pinSimilar 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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