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Popularity
149k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Nellie

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Light
  • #468 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
27k Nell (English)
6k Nelly (English)

How popular is the name "Nellie" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801,0019956#18 girl name
18811,1031,0967#14 girl name
18821,1441,1386#19 girl name
18831,2461,2460#17 girl name
18841,4261,4179#17 girl name
18851,4381,4326#16 girl name
18861,4971,4925#17 girl name
18871,4671,45710#19 girl name
18881,7441,7368#21 girl name
18891,7601,7528#19 girl name
18901,8301,8219#20 girl name
18911,6561,6479#25 girl name
18921,7471,7389#30 girl name
18931,7861,77016#27 girl name
18941,7781,76711#30 girl name
18951,8421,8339#30 girl name
18961,7021,6966#34 girl name
18971,6991,6936#37 girl name
18981,8161,8106#36 girl name
18991,5161,5106#41 girl name
19001,8621,85012#43 girl name
19011,4631,4549#41 girl name
19021,5721,5666#42 girl name
19031,4911,4910#45 girl name
19041,5601,5600#44 girl name
19051,6331,6267#48 girl name
19061,6031,5967#49 girl name
19071,6781,6717#50 girl name
19081,7641,7577#49 girl name
19091,7681,7680#51 girl name
19101,9341,9286#51 girl name
19111,8711,8656#54 girl name
19122,3752,36510#59 girl name
19132,6512,6456#58 girl name
19142,9592,9527#61 girl name
19153,6903,67911#63 girl name
19163,8713,8629#61 girl name
19173,8213,80813#65 girl name
19184,0574,0489#65 girl name
19193,7383,72612#69 girl name
19203,7763,76313#76 girl name
19213,5233,51211#80 girl name
19223,2833,2758#83 girl name
19233,1933,1858#88 girl name
19243,0943,07519#92 girl name
19252,9432,93310#98 girl name
19262,7422,72418
19272,6892,67811
19282,3572,34314
19292,2142,19816
19302,2262,21115
19312,0051,98916
19321,9941,97717
19331,8771,86413
19341,8501,83614
19351,7541,73915
19361,6751,6669
19371,5991,58910
19381,4671,45413
19391,3831,37310
19401,3051,2987
19411,2931,2858
19421,2171,20611
19431,0791,0790
19441,0101,0100
19459369315
19468858850
19478828766
19488908900
19497457450
19507567560
19516026020
19526396390
19536056050
19545515510
19555195190
19564864860
19574334330
19583823820
19593843840
19603643640
19613343340
19622662660
19632592590
19642622620
19652022020
19662132130
19671971970
19681651650
19691461460
19701611610
19711641640
19721511510
19731351350
19741571570
19751501500
19761311310
19771341340
19781431430
19791541540
19801381380
19811351350
19821271270
19831291290
19841141140
19851061060
198696960
198772720
198897970
198999990
19901181180
199181810
199282820
199371710
199475750
199587870
199676760
199776760
199886860
199985850
200068680
200185850
200293930
200388880
200497970
200583830
200699990
20071181180
20081131130
20091251250
20101181180
20111161160
20121381380
20131581580
20141821820

Want to know about the populiarty of Nellie? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 149,321 babies born with the name Nellie in the United States. That's more than enough Nellies to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,001 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Nellie" was in 1918 with a total of 4,048 babies. (That's a lot of baby Nellies)

According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nellie" ranks #63 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 50 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1911. Across the entire United States a total of 1,871 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Nellie" mean?

Nellie (English): Light

The name "Nellie" is of English origin and it means "Light". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

Your name in reverse order is "Eillen". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lilene". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Nellie popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Nellie in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Nellie

Nellie McKay

Nellie McKay is a singer-songwriter and actress specializing in rock, pop, jazz, and reggae music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Nellie was born in 1982 as Nell Marie McKay in London, United Kingdom.

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Nellie Fox

Nellie Fox is a MLB player. Nellie was born in 1927 in St. Thomas Township, Pennsylvania.

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Past life for Nellie born Sep 27, 1924

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Japan approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

Name poster for Nellie

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