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pinWhat does Nelli mean?

Nelli /nel-li/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Nelli is "other, foreign; sun ray". Nelli is a variant form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Nelli is also a variant of Elena (Greek).


Nelli has 3 variants: Nelley, Nellie and Nelly.

Nelli has 25 more alternative forms via Eleanor, Elena: El, Elen, Eleni, Ella, Elle, Ellen, Elli, Ellie, Ellin, Elly, Ellyn, Elna, Elyn, Helen, Helena, Helene, Lena, Leora, Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nonnie, Nora, Norah and Nore.

Kreatif forms: Nali, Nelri, Nuli. [more]

pinHow popular is Nelli?

Nelli is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#50468 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Nelli and associated names. Eleanor (#78 a year ago), Elena (#121), Ella (#17), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Elna, Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Helene, Lena (#279), Leora, Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly, Nora (#49) and Norah (#163) are the prominent alternative forms of Nelli (outside Top 1000). Forms like Eleni are uncommon. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.6287%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.4358%, 30.7%), with versions such as Helen, Nelda, Nell, Nelle and Nellie falling out of style. The trendier girl names in this list are Eleanor (#78), Ellie (#55), Lena (#279), Nora (#49) and Norah (#163), and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for these names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Elena, Ella, Elle, Ellen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elna, Helen, Helena, Helene in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lena, Leora, Nelda, Nell, Nelle in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nellie, Nelly, Nora, Norah in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena, Nellie, Nora outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Nelli is pronounced similarly to Neala, Nealla, Neelia, Neelie, Neely, Neila, Neilla, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Neola and Noella. Other recommended similar baby names are Celli, Delli, Kelli, Melli, Neale, Neel, Neelle, Neile, Neille, Nel, Noell and Noelle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nelli.