What does Nellie mean?
Nellie \n(el)-lie\ as a girls' name. Nellie's roots are Latin, Old French, Old German, Greek and English, and the meaning of the name Nellie is "horn; other, foreign; sun ray". Nellie is a variation of Cornelia (Latin). Nellie is also a derivative of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Nellie is also used as a variation of Ellen (Greek), Helen (Greek) and Nelly (English).
Nellie▼ has 26 more alternative forms via Cornelia, Eleanor, Ellen, Helen, Nelly: Elle, Ellee, Elli, Ellie, Ellin, Helaine, Helene▼, Helia, Hella, Hellen▼, Hellene, Hellia, Neel, Neeltje, Nel, Nelda▼, Nelida, Nell▼, Nelle▼, Nellene, Nellette, Nelliana, Nellwen, Nellwin, Nellwyn and Nonnie.
Nellie is a very prominent first name for women (#238 out of 4276, Top 6%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Nellie for girls. Nellie reached its top rank of #19 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent variation forms of Nellie ranked in the Top 1000 are Cornelia, Eleanor (#78 last year), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Helen (#404), Helene, Hellen, Nelda, Nelia, Nelida, Nell, Nella, Nelle, Nelly and Nila. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4836%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.2007%, down 58.5%), with versions such as Helen, Nell, Nella, Nelle and Nellie falling out of style. Eleanor (#78), Elle (#395) and Ellie (#55) are three of the more trendy names for newborns among these, and there is also a rekindling in baby name popularity for Eleanor and Ellie. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nellie and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Nellie▼ is alike in pronunciation to Neelia and Neelie. Other recommended similar baby names are Cellie, Kellie▼, Mellie▼, Neale, Neelle, Neile, Neille, Nellsie, Nelsie and Noelle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nellie.