What does Nellie mean?
Nellie [nel-lie] as a girls' name has its roots in Latin, Greek and English, and the meaning of the name Nellie is "horn; other, foreign; sun ray". Nellie is an alternate spelling 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).
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.Creative forms:
(female) Nelie, Neolie, ..
(male) Nelil, Nellor, .. Middle name pairings:
Nellie Abbigail (N.A.), ..
How popular is Nellie?
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)
Nellie reached its top rank of #19 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #1247. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Nellie (#1247 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 are Cornelia, Eleanor (#60 from recent data), Elle (#398), Ellen (#705), Elli, Ellie (#47), Helaine, Helen (#419), Helene, Hellen, Neely, Nelda, Nelia, Nell, Nella, Nelle, Nelly (#1724), Nila (#1797) and Nonnie. Other forms, like Hellene, are uncommon. These forms of Nellie were popular during the years 1920-1929 (adoption of 5.8%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.9%, down 85%), with versions such as Nell becoming less in vogue. Elle and Ellie are two of the more trendy names for newborns among these.
Nellie▼ is alike in pronunciation to Neala, Nealla, Neelia, Neelie, Neelya, Neila, Neilla, Neola and Noella. Other recommended names are Aillie, Allie▲, Belle▼, Billie▼, Celie, Celli, Collie, Delle, Delline, Dellis, Dollie▼, Hallie, Hedlie, Helle, Hellee, Hillie, Hollie▼, Jillie, Jullie, Keelie, Keilie, Kelcie, Kellbie (see Kelby), Kellee, Kelli▼, Kellie▼, Kellye, Kelpie, Kelsie▼, Keylie, Keyllie, Lealie, Lellia, Leslie▼, Lezlie, Melli, Mellie▼, Melvie, Mollie▼, Neale, Neddie, Neelle (see Neilina), Neile, Neille, Nellsea (see Nelsey), Nellsey (see Nelsey), Nelsie, Nerolie, Nessie, Nettie▼, Noele, Noell, Noelle▲, Ollie▼, Pollie, Sallie▼, Selbie, Selie, Shellie▼, Tallie, Tillie▼, Vallie▼, Verlie, Wallie, Weslie and Zelie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nellie.See names in meaning and etymology.