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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #468 most popular

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27k Nell (English)
6k Nelly (English)

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 eternal, your spirit will live.

L is for luster, your shine.

L is for love, everlasting.

I is for interest, you show in others.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Your name in reverse order is "Eillen". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lliene". 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.

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


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 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nellie" is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of only 364 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Nellie

Nellie McKay

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


Nellie Fox

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


Past life for Nellie born Apr 8, 1994

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of New Guinea approximately on 1275. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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