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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nelli

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  • A submission from California, United States says the name Nelli means "Other,foreign,sun ray" and is of Greek origin.
  • A user from Australia says the name Nelli is of Unknown origin and means "Beautiful and kind".
Other origins: Aztec (Nahuatl)

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Notable Persons Named Nelli

Nelli was born on March 31st, 1987 in Moscow. Nelli is also known as Zhiganshina and Nailya.


Nelli was born on June 6th, 1964 in Paramaribo.


Nelli was given the name Nelli Arnold on June 26th, 1957 in Chelyabinsk.


Nelli was born in 1928. She breathed her last breath in 2010.


Nelli was born on August 18th, 1940 in Russia.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Nelli

Plautilla was born in 1524 in Florence. She breathed her last breath in 1588.


Herva was born on January 9th, 1909. She passed away on May 31st, 1994.


Jr. Victor Nelli is a television director, producer, and television producer. They were most prominent from 1984 to present. Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Ottaviano was born in 1375 in Gubbio. He died in 1444.


Renat was born in 1906. He passed away in 1982.


Gabriele was born on December 4th, 1993.


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Popularity of Nelli as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nelli U.S.
  White 88.67% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nelli

People with the last name Nelli are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nelli

  • How Popular is the name Nelli? Nelli is the 25,528th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nelli was the 57,639th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nelli have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 221 babies born with the first name Nelli in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nelli to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nelli? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nelli first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nelli is Tuesday, October 23rd, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Nelli born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nelli was in 2008 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Nelli Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nelli is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Nelli: Your name in reverse order is Illen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Llnei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nelli? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 353 people with the last name Nelli.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nelli? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nelli as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k 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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