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150k
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since 1880

Nellie

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Light
  • #477 All Time
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27k Nell (English)
6k Nelly (English)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,001 995 6 #18 girl name
1881 1,103 1,096 7 #14 girl name
1882 1,144 1,138 6 #19 girl name
1883 1,246 1,246 0 #17 girl name
1884 1,426 1,417 9 #17 girl name
1885 1,438 1,432 6 #16 girl name
1886 1,497 1,492 5 #17 girl name
1887 1,467 1,457 10 #19 girl name
1888 1,744 1,736 8 #21 girl name
1889 1,760 1,752 8 #19 girl name
1890 1,830 1,821 9 #20 girl name
1891 1,656 1,647 9 #25 girl name
1892 1,747 1,738 9 #30 girl name
1893 1,786 1,770 16 #27 girl name
1894 1,778 1,767 11 #30 girl name
1895 1,842 1,833 9 #30 girl name
1896 1,702 1,696 6 #34 girl name
1897 1,699 1,693 6 #37 girl name
1898 1,816 1,810 6 #36 girl name
1899 1,516 1,510 6 #41 girl name
1900 1,862 1,850 12 #43 girl name
1901 1,463 1,454 9 #41 girl name
1902 1,572 1,566 6 #41 girl name
1903 1,491 1,491 0 #45 girl name
1904 1,560 1,560 0 #44 girl name
1905 1,633 1,626 7 #48 girl name
1906 1,603 1,596 7 #49 girl name
1907 1,678 1,671 7 #50 girl name
1908 1,764 1,757 7 #49 girl name
1909 1,768 1,768 0 #51 girl name
1910 1,934 1,928 6 #51 girl name
1911 1,871 1,865 6 #54 girl name
1912 2,375 2,365 10 #59 girl name
1913 2,651 2,645 6 #58 girl name
1914 2,959 2,952 7 #61 girl name
1915 3,690 3,679 11 #63 girl name
1916 3,871 3,862 9 #61 girl name
1917 3,821 3,808 13 #64 girl name
1918 4,057 4,048 9 #65 girl name
1919 3,738 3,726 12 #69 girl name
1920 3,776 3,763 13 #76 girl name
1921 3,523 3,512 11 #80 girl name
1922 3,282 3,274 8 #83 girl name
1923 3,193 3,185 8 #88 girl name
1924 3,095 3,076 19 #92 girl name
1925 2,945 2,935 10 #98 girl name
1926 2,742 2,724 18
1927 2,689 2,678 11
1928 2,357 2,343 14
1929 2,214 2,198 16
1930 2,227 2,212 15
1931 2,004 1,988 16
1932 1,994 1,977 17
1933 1,879 1,866 13
1934 1,849 1,835 14
1935 1,754 1,739 15
1936 1,675 1,666 9
1937 1,599 1,589 10
1938 1,467 1,454 13
1939 1,383 1,373 10
1940 1,305 1,298 7
1941 1,293 1,285 8
1942 1,217 1,206 11
1943 1,079 1,079 0
1944 1,010 1,010 0
1945 936 931 5
1946 885 885 0
1947 882 876 6
1948 891 891 0
1949 744 744 0
1950 756 756 0
1951 601 601 0
1952 639 639 0
1953 606 606 0
1954 551 551 0
1955 519 519 0
1956 487 487 0
1957 434 434 0
1958 381 381 0
1959 384 384 0
1960 364 364 0
1961 334 334 0
1962 266 266 0
1963 259 259 0
1964 262 262 0
1965 202 202 0
1966 213 213 0
1967 197 197 0
1968 165 165 0
1969 146 146 0
1970 161 161 0
1971 164 164 0
1972 151 151 0
1973 135 135 0
1974 157 157 0
1975 150 150 0
1976 131 131 0
1977 134 134 0
1978 143 143 0
1979 154 154 0
1980 138 138 0
1981 135 135 0
1982 127 127 0
1983 129 129 0
1984 114 114 0
1985 106 106 0
1986 96 96 0
1987 72 72 0
1988 97 97 0
1989 99 99 0
1990 118 118 0
1991 81 81 0
1992 82 82 0
1993 71 71 0
1994 75 75 0
1995 87 87 0
1996 76 76 0
1997 76 76 0
1998 86 86 0
1999 85 85 0
2000 68 68 0
2001 85 85 0
2002 93 93 0
2003 88 88 0
2004 97 97 0
2005 83 83 0
2006 99 99 0
2007 118 118 0
2008 113 113 0
2009 125 125 0
2010 118 118 0
2011 116 116 0
2012 138 138 0
2013 158 158 0
2014 183 183 0
2015 195 195 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Nellie baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 149,521 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nellie" ranks #50 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 120 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1918. Across the entire United States a total of 4,057 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Nellie" mean? The list below shows the origins of Nellie as well as things modernly associated with the name Nellie such as celebrities named Nellie.

Origin and Meaning of Nellie

The name "Nellie" is of English origin, and it means "Light". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Nellie

Nellie Bly
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Nellie Oleson
Nellie Stevens Holly
Nellie The Office
Nellie Custis
Nellie Liang
Nellie George

Alternative Meanings

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

L is for life, that you live so well.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

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

Past life for Nellie born Aug 2, 1927

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 France approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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