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What does Nelli mean?

Nelli Pronunciation of Nelli 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).




VARIANTS Nelly, Nellie, Nelley

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ELEANOR, ELENA Ella, Elle, Elli, Ellie, Ellin, Elly, Helen, Nelda, Nell, Nelle

(female) Nuli, ..

(male) Nelar, ..

Nelli Aviva (N.A.), ..

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?

Eleanor (#41 A YEAR AGO), Elena (#94), Ella (#17), Elle (#400), Elli, Ellie (#43), Elly (#1409), Helen (#408), Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nellie (#1221) and Nelly (#1926) are the prominent alternative forms of Nelli (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). Other forms, like Ellin, are uncommon. These relations of Nelli were popular 96 years ago (ADOPTION OF 5.75%) and have become significantly less conventional since (ADOPTION 1.78%, 69%), with versions such as Helen becoming less in vogue. The trendier girl names in this list are Eleanor, Elena, Ella, Elle and Ellie. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2016)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Elena, Ella, Elle, Elli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elly, Helen, Nelda, Nell in U.S.

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

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

Similar 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 sound-alike 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.

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