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What does Nelley mean?

Nelley Pronunciation of Nelley as a name for girls has its root in English, and the name Nelley means "other, foreign". Nelley is a variant form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Nelley is also a derivative of Nelly (English).



VARIANTS Nellie, Nelli, Nella

OTHER FORMS VIA ELEANOR, NELLY Elle, Ellen, Elly, Helen, Nel, Nelda, Nelida, Nell, Nelle, Nellene, Nellwen, Nellwin, Nellwyn



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How popular is Nelley?

Nelley is a rare given name for women. Nelley is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Eleanor (#32 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Elle (#380), Helen (#413), Ellen (#770), Nellie (#1071), Elly (#1603), Nelly (#1982), Nelda, Nell, Nella and Nelle are the popular varying forms of Nelley (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). These forms of Nelley were at the height of their popularity during 1910-1919 (ADOPTION OF 4.45%) and have become significantly less common since (ADOPTION 0.48%, DOWN 89.3%). Eleanor has been the most popular choice, though Elle has become popular as well, while forms such as Helen used to be popular. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Elle, Ellen, Elly, Helen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nelda, Nell, Nella, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Elle, Ellen, Nellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nelley is pronounced similarly to Nalea, Neala, Nealla, Neelia, Neelie, Neely, Neelya, Neila, Neilla, Nela, Nelia, Neola and Noella. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alley, Belle, Billey, Calley, Delle, Delly, Dolley, Halley, Hedley, Helle, Hellee, Hellen, Holley, Kalley, Kealey, Keeley, Kelbey, Kelcey, Kellee, Kellen, Kelley, Kellsey, Kelly, Kelsey, Keyley, Keylley, Lesley, Lezley, Lilley, Melly, Molley, Neale, Neel, Neelle (see Neilina), Neile, Neille, Nellsea (see Nelsey), Nellsey (see Nelsey), Nelsea, Nelsey, Nelsy, Noele, Noell, Noelle, Perley, Polley, Reilley, Salley, Selbey, Shelley, Talley, Tilley, Valley and Yolley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nelley.

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