What does Nelli mean?
Nelli [nel-li] 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).
(female) Neli, Nuli, ..
(male) Nelar, Nellina, .. Middle name pairings:
Nelli Italia (N.I.), ..
How 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)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Shown below is an analysis of the ranking of the girl name Nelli and associated names. Eleanor (#60 a year ago), Elena (#106), Ella (#18), Elle (#398), Elli, Ellie (#47), Elly (#1474), Helen (#419), Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nellie (#1247) and Nelly (#1724) are the prominent alternative forms of Nelli (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Ellin, are uncommon. These relations of Nelli were popular 95 years ago (adoption of 5.75%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 1.65%, ▼71%), with versions such as Helen becoming less in vogue. Elena, Ella, Elle and Ellie are four of the more trendy birth names here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Nelli is pronounced similarly to Naila, Nalea, Neala, Nealla, Neelia, Neelie, Neely, Neelya, Neila, Neilla, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Neola, Nila, Noela, Noella, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nuala, Nualla, Nula, Nyla▲ and Nylah▲. Other recommended names are Ailli, Alli, Billi, Calli, Ceili, Celli, Chelli, Delli, Dilli, Dolli, Halli, Holli, Jilli, Kalli, Keeli, Keili, Kelli▼, Lesli, Lilli, Melli, Milli, Molli, Neale, Nedi, Neel, Neelle (see Neilina), Neile, Neille, Nel, Nellsie, Nellwin, Nelsie, Nelsy, Neomi, Nesi, Neti, Netti, Noell, Noelle▲, Polli, Salli, Shelli▼, Tekli, Tilli, Ulli and Valli. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nelli.See names in meaning and etymology.