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6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
247
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nelle

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Notable Persons Named Nelle

Harper Lee was a novelist. Her career lasted from 1960 to 2016. Harper was given the name Nelle Harper Lee on April 28th, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama, U.S. She left this life on February 19th, 2016.

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Nelle was given the name Nelle Clyde Wilson on July 24th, 1883 in Fulton, Illinois. She breathed her last breath on July 25th, 1962.

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Nelle Porter is an associate attorney and cage & fish.

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Nelle Lee is an actor and scriptwriter.

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Nelle Morton was a professor. Nelle was given the name Nelle Katherine Morton on January 7th, 1905 in Smalling, Tennessee. She died on July 14th, 1987.

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Nelle was born on August 28th, 1871. She died on November 15th, 1944.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nelle

Patrick Nelle is a sports team member for the Sacramento Knights (NPSL).

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William Nelle is a sports team member for the Astres FC.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 65 65 0
1881 72 72 0
1882 59 59 0
1883 76 76 0
1884 92 92 0
1885 109 109 0
1886 98 98 0
1887 100 100 0
1888 105 105 0
1889 119 119 0
1890 143 143 0
1891 122 122 0
1892 133 133 0
1893 120 120 0
1894 113 113 0
1895 112 112 0
1896 89 89 0
1897 97 97 0
1898 109 109 0
1899 87 87 0
1900 91 91 0
1901 77 77 0
1902 82 82 0
1903 53 53 0
1904 66 66 0
1905 85 85 0
1906 82 82 0
1907 72 72 0
1908 52 52 0
1909 75 75 0
1910 65 65 0
1911 78 78 0
1912 100 100 0
1913 105 105 0
1914 127 127 0
1915 139 139 0
1916 141 141 0
1917 169 169 0
1918 152 152 0
1919 125 125 0
1920 128 128 0
1921 135 135 0
1922 94 94 0
1923 106 106 0
1924 99 99 0
1925 84 84 0
1926 68 68 0
1927 66 66 0
1928 42 42 0
1929 46 46 0
1930 45 45 0
1931 33 33 0
1932 35 35 0
1933 27 27 0
1934 26 26 0
1935 22 22 0
1936 28 28 0
1937 20 20 0
1938 20 20 0
1939 26 26 0
1940 13 13 0
1941 11 11 0
1942 19 19 0
1943 18 18 0
1944 14 14 0
1945 17 17 0
1946 16 16 0
1947 11 11 0
1948 10 10 0
1949 11 11 0
1950 8 8 0
1951 9 9 0
1952 11 11 0
1953 13 13 0
1954 13 13 0
1955 11 11 0
1956 5 5 0
1957 9 9 0
1958 6 6 0
1959 6 6 0
1960 7 7 0
1961 8 8 0
1962 7 7 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 5 5 0
1968 10 10 0
1972 6 6 0
1975 6 6 0
1976 5 5 0
1980 5 5 0
1982 5 5 0
1985 5 5 0
1986 7 7 0
2001 7 7 0
2005 6 6 0
2006 8 8 0
2008 7 7 0
2009 7 7 0
2010 7 7 0
2011 5 5 0
2012 12 12 0
2013 7 7 0
2014 10 10 0
2015 17 17 0
2016 17 17 0
2017 15 15 0

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Popularity of Nelle as a first name

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Popularity of Nelle as a last name

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Common last names for Nelle

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Anderson
  • Roberts
  • Allen

Common first names for Nelle

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nelle U.S.
  White 88.66% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nelle

People with the last name Nelle are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nelle

  • How Popular is the name Nelle? Nelle is the 3,531st most popular name of all time. As a last name Nelle was the 77,522nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nelle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,548 babies born with the first name Nelle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nelle to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nelle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 65 new born babies.
  • When was Nelle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nelle is Saturday, January 22nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Nelle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nelle was in 1917 with a total of 169 babies.
  • Random Nelle Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nelle is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Nelle: Your name in reverse order is Ellen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lnele. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nelle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 247 people with the last name Nelle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nelle? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nelle as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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