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Nelly Meaning

    

What does Nelly mean?

The name Nelly is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Nelly is "light".

Nelly is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ne-lly.

The Given Name Nelly

Nelly is a diminutive of Eleanor, Ellen, Helen. See Eleanor, Ellen, Helen for further details.

Nelly is a great choice for parents looking for a more unique name.

Appealing yet luminous, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

A refined name that will be beloved by parents.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Nelly Furtado, and Nelly Sachs.

Nelly Popularity

In the U.S. in 2017, it ranked 1,690 in baby name popularity for girls with 126 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,931 in baby name popularity for girls with 104 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

Want to see how Nelly sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Nelly Name Popularity Page.

Nelly Related Names

Nelly is a diminutive of Eleanor, Ellen, Helen.

Famous Nellys

  • Nelly Furtado ~ Musician
  • Nelly Sachs ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1966

Nelly Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Nelly.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Nelly Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Nelly in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Nelly.

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

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Nelly in Nautical Flags page.