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Nelley meaning and name origin
Nelley \n(el)-ley\ as a girl's name is a variant of Eleanor (Greek), and the meaning of Nelley is "sun ray, shining light".
The baby name Nelley sounds like Nelly and Nelle. Other similar baby names are Kelley, Nelsey and Nellsey.
Popularity of Nelley
Nelley is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Nelley for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Nelley with its source form and related girl baby names.