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What does Nellene mean?

Nellene Pronunciation of Nellene [nel-lene] as a name for girls has its root in English. Nellene is an alternate spelling of Nelly (English): short transcription of Helen.


Nellene has 3 variants: Nellwen, Nellwin and Nellwyn.

4 more related forms via Nelly: Nell, Nella, Nelley and Nellie.

Creative forms:
(female) Nellena, Nelna, ..

(male) Nellan, Nelleno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nellene Gwendolyn (N.G.), ..

How popular is Nellene?

Nellene is an uncommon given name for females. Nellene is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Nellie (#1247 a year ago), Nelly (#1724), Nella and Nell are the popular related forms of Nellene (outside Top 2000). These forms of Nellene were at the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (median #436) and are now much less popular, with versions such as Nellie becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Nellene is alike in pronunciation to Noeleen, Noelene, Noeline, Noelleen, Nolen, Nolene and Nollan. Other suggested similar names are Allene, Celene, Collene, Delene, Dellene, Delline, Ellene, Helene, Hellee, Hellen, Hellena, Hellene, Illene, Jillene, Jollene, Kellee, Kellen, Melene, Neilina, Nelle, Nellette, Nelliana, Nellsie, Rollene, Selene, Verlene, Willene and Zelene. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nellene.

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