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Nellie Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Nellie is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Nellie is "light".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1301  in baby name popularity for girls with 182 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Nellie Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Nellie has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Nellie to other names.


The name Eleanor is derived from the French form of the Provencal name Alienor.


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Related Names

Nellie is a diminutive (nickname) of Eleanor, Ellen, Helen.

Other Tidbits

Nellie falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Nellie Bly.

Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Nellie in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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