[ 2 syll. nel-li, ne-lli ] The baby girl name Nelli is also used as a boy name. It is pronounced as NEHLiy †. Nelli has its origins in the Latin, Old Provençal, Old Greek, and Old English languages. It is used largely in English, German, and Hungarian.
Nelli is a spelling variant of the English Nellie in the English, German, and Hungarian languages and a contracted form of the Dutch, English, German, Italian, and Romanian Cornelia in the English and German languages.
Nelli is also a contracted form of the French, German, Greek, and Scandinavian Helene in the English and German languages and a spelling variant of the English Nellie in the English, German, and Hungarian languages; it is also a form of the English Helen in the English and German languages.
See also the related form, the English Nellianne.
Nelli is uncommon as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Nelli, Eleanor was the most popular.
† Pronunciation for Nelli: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"