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What does Nelle mean?

Nelle Pronunciation of Nelle [nelle] as a girls' name means "other, foreign". Nelle is a variant form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German).


Nelle has 1 variant: Nell.

14 more different relations via Eleanor: Ella, Elle, Ellen, Elli, Ellie, Elly, Helen, Helene, Nelda, Nelley, Nelli, Nellie, Nelly and Nore.

Creative forms:
(female) Nale, Nule, ..

(male) Nelde, Nelme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nelle Yulissa (N.Y.), ..

How popular is Nelle?

Nelle is a very prominent first name for females (#1756 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#68973 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Nelle reached its top rank of #205 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Nelle ranked in the Top 2000 are Eleanor (#60 in recent rankings), Ella (#18), Elle (#398), Ellen (#705), Elli, Ellie (#47), Elly (#1474), Helen (#419), Helene, Nelda, Nell, Nellie (#1247) and Nelly (#1724). Other forms, like Nore, are uncommon. These forms of Nelle were at the peak of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 6.5%) and have become significantly less widespread since (adoption 1.5%, 77.2% less). Helen has historically been popular among parents, although Ella appears to be becoming a favorite too, while versions like Ellen have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nelle, Eleanor, Ella, Elle, Ellen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elli, Ellie, Elly, Helen, Helene in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Nelle is alike in pronunciation to Neale, Neel, Neelle, Neile, Nel, Noel, Noele, Noell, Noelle and Nowell. Other recommended names are Abelle, Adelle, Alle, Arelle, Axelle, Belle, Cele, Chelle, Delle, Dielle, Edelle, Gaelle, Halle, Helle, Hille, Holle, Idelle, Jaelle, Jerle, Joelle, Kalle, Luelle, Maelle, Merle, Mille, Nanelle, Narelle, Neala, Nealla, Necole, Neelie, Neely, Neila, Neilla, Neille, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Nellene, Nellsea (see Nelsey), Nellsey (see Nelsey), Nellsie, Nellwen, Nelsea, Nelsey, Nelsie, Nelsy, Neola, Neve, Noella, Norelle, Odelle, Peale, Pealle, Peele, Perle, Shelle, Stelle, Tealle, Teille, Udelle, Zele and Zoelle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nelle.

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