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).
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)
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), Ellie (#55), Helen (#404), Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nellie and Nelly are the prominent alternative forms of Nelli (outside Top 1000). Other forms, like Elly, are uncommon. These relations of Nelli were popular during the years 1900-1909 (adoption of 0.601%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.448%, ▼25%), with the versions Helen, Nelda, Nell, Nelle and Nellie falling out of style. The trendier girl names in this list are Eleanor, Elena, Ella, Elle and Ellie, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for Eleanor, Ella and Ellie. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Thinking of names?
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 similar baby 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, 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.