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Nelly - Meaning of Nelly

What does Nelly mean?

Meaning of the name NellyEllaNoraEllieEleanorElenaNorahLenaElainaLanaElleHelenAileenNellieNellCorneliaEllen

[ 2 syll. nel-ly, ne-lly ] The baby girl name Nelly is also used as a boy name. It is pronounced NEHL-iy- †. Nelly has its origins in the Latin, Old Provençal, Old Greek, and Old English languages. It is used largely in English.

Nelly is a spelling variant of the English Nellie and a diminutive of the Dutch, English, German, Italian, and Romanian Cornelia in the English language.

Nelly is also a spelling variant of the English Nellie and a diminutive of the English Eleanor.

Nelly is also a spelling variant of the English Nellie and a diminutive of the Dutch, English, and Scandinavian Ellen in the English language.

Nelly is also a spelling variant of the English Nellie and a form of the English Helen.

Nelly is also a spelling variant of the English Nellie and a diminutive of the English Nell.

Nelly is uncommon as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2017, out of the family of girl names directly related to Nelly, Eleanor was the most widely used.

Baby names that sound like Nelly include Neli, Nelli, Nellie, Nahal, Nahla, Nahlah, Nala, Nalah, Nalo, Nawal, Nayelee, Nayeley, Nayelie, Neala, Neali, Nealie, Nealy, Neela, Neely, and Neila.

† Pronunciation for Nelly: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

A famous person named Nelly is Singer Nelly Furtado, born 2 December 1978, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


Meaning of Nelly Meaning of Cornelia Meaning of Eleanor Meaning of Ellen Meaning of Nell Meaning of Nellie Meaning of Helen
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