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Nellie meaning and name origin
Nellie \n(el)-lie\ as a girl's name is a variant of Cornelia (Latin), Eleanor (Greek), Helen (Greek) and Nelly (English), and the meaning of Nellie is "horn; sun ray, shining light". The baby name Nellie sounds like Nelli, Nelle and Neelie. Other similar baby names are Cellie, Kellie, Mellie, Nelsie and Nellsie.
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Popularity of Nellie
Nellie is a very popular first name for women (#238 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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