What does Nellie mean?
Nellie /nel-lie/ as a girls' name. Nellie's roots are 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).
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.Kreatif forms: Nelie, Neolie, Nolie. [more]
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Nellie for girls. Nellie reached its top rank of #19 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent variation forms of Nellie ranked in the Top 1000 are Cornelia, Eleanor (#78 2 years ago), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Helen (#404), Helene, Hellen, Nelda, Nelia, Nelida, Nell, Nella, Nelle, Nelly and Nila. Other forms, like Hellene, are uncommon. These forms of Nellie were popular during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4836%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.2007%, down 58.5%), with versions such as Helen, Nell, Nella, Nelle and Nellie falling out of style. Helen is more widely used than the rest, though Ellie is now the more favored form. 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.