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What does Nettie mean?

Nettie Pronunciation of Nettie [net-tie] as a girls' name is pronounced NEH-tee. It is of English origin. Name ending for -ette names like Henrietta or Nanette also used as an independent name.


Nettie has 2 variants: Netta and Netty.

Related girl names: Anne, Annette, Antoinette, Antonia, Nan, Natalie and Nicole.

12 more alternative forms via Henrietta, Nanette: Ettie, Hatsie, Hattie, Henie, Hennie, Henrie, Hetta, Hette, Hettie, Hetty, Yetta and Yettie.

Creative forms:
(female) Natie, Netie, ..

(male) Netcis, Netin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nettie Saylor (N.S.), ..

How popular is Nettie?

Nettie is a very prominent first name for females (#495 out of 4276, Top 12%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Nettie was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #65 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nettie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nettie outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Nettie rated in the Top 2000 are Anne (#569 a year ago), Annette (#1334), Antoinette, Antonia (#1014), Ettie, Hattie (#488), Hennie, Henrietta, Hettie, Hetty, Nan, Nanette, Natalie (#27), Netta, Nicole (#152) and Yetta. These relations of Nettie were popular during 1980-1989 (average #1370) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1504, 67% less usage), with versions such as Annette becoming less in vogue. Natalie has generally been a favorite of parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nettie, Anne, Annette, Antoinette, Antonia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ettie, Hattie, Hennie, Henrietta, Hettie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hetty, Nan, Nanette, Natalie, Netta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicole, Yetta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Natalie, Nicole outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nettie is alike in pronunciation to Nattie, Natty, Neta, Neti, Netti and Nettia. Other suggested similar names are Attie, Beatie, Beattie, Bertie, Bethie, Betsie, Bette, Betti, Bettie, Bettine, Bettye, Dottie, Gertie, Hittie, Jette, Kittie, Lettee, Lettice, Lettie, Lottie, Mattie, Mette, Nadie, Neddie, Nedi, Needia, Neelie, Nellie, Nelsie, Nessie, Netia, Pattie, Tottie and Yette. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nettie.

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