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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nelly

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Wiktionary
  1. A spelling variant of Nellie, a diminutive of the female given names Eleanor and Helen.
  2. One of the Frazier Islands where nellies breed.

Nelly was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Nelly

Nelly Furtado is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Nelly was given the name Nelly Kim Furtado on December 2nd, 1978 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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He holds the title Hot in Herre" and Just a Dream". He has been prominent since 1993. Nelly was given the name Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. on November 2nd, 1974 in , U.S.

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Nelly Sachs was a poetry and playwright. Nelly was given the name Leonie Sachs on December 10th, 1891 in Schöneberg, Germany. She died on May 12th, 1970.

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Nelly Arcan was a writer. Nelly was given the name Isabelle Fortier on March 5th, 1973 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. She left this life on September 24th, 2009.

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Carolina Tejera is an actress and model. Carolina was given the name Nelly Carolina Tejera on October 14th, 1976 in Caracas.

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Nelly Karim is an actor, model, ballerina, and ballet dancer. Nelly was born on December 18th, 1974 in Alexandria.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nelly

He holds the title Hot in Herre" and Just a Dream". He has been prominent since 1993. Nelly was given the name Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. on November 2nd, 1974 in , U.S.

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Alisheva was born on December 20th, 1983.

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Harry was born on January 1st, 1878 in West Virginia. Harry is also known as Nelly, Henry Meredith; Nelly, and Henry M.. He breathed his last breath on December 14th, 1928.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 10 10 0
1883 8 8 0
1885 9 9 0
1886 5 5 0
1887 9 9 0
1888 9 9 0
1890 8 8 0
1892 5 5 0
1893 5 5 0
1895 6 6 0
1897 6 6 0
1901 9 9 0
1902 8 8 0
1903 8 8 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 5 5 0
1906 7 7 0
1907 7 7 0
1908 5 5 0
1909 7 7 0
1910 7 7 0
1912 7 7 0
1913 14 14 0
1914 13 13 0
1915 18 18 0
1916 10 10 0
1917 24 24 0
1918 20 20 0
1919 17 17 0
1920 21 21 0
1921 20 20 0
1922 18 18 0
1923 22 22 0
1924 19 19 0
1925 26 26 0
1926 28 28 0
1927 17 17 0
1928 24 24 0
1929 15 15 0
1930 26 26 0
1931 20 20 0
1932 13 13 0
1933 14 14 0
1934 17 17 0
1935 14 14 0
1936 9 9 0
1937 19 19 0
1938 9 9 0
1939 21 21 0
1940 22 22 0
1941 9 9 0
1942 20 20 0
1943 12 12 0
1944 9 9 0
1945 15 15 0
1946 7 7 0
1947 28 28 0
1948 17 17 0
1949 21 21 0
1950 21 21 0
1951 19 19 0
1952 28 28 0
1953 30 30 0
1954 35 35 0
1955 57 57 0
1956 55 55 0
1957 37 37 0
1958 46 46 0
1959 56 56 0
1960 62 62 0
1961 39 39 0
1962 45 45 0
1963 42 42 0
1964 44 44 0
1965 35 35 0
1966 38 38 0
1967 42 42 0
1968 44 44 0
1969 37 37 0
1970 48 48 0
1971 48 48 0
1972 47 47 0
1973 54 54 0
1974 77 77 0
1975 62 62 0
1976 78 78 0
1977 73 73 0
1978 85 85 0
1979 62 62 0
1980 70 70 0
1981 81 81 0
1982 85 85 0
1983 69 69 0
1984 69 69 0
1985 83 83 0
1986 69 69 0
1987 79 79 0
1988 92 92 0
1989 73 73 0
1990 103 103 0
1991 91 91 0
1992 126 126 0
1993 97 97 0
1994 107 107 0
1995 96 96 0
1996 104 104 0
1997 84 84 0
1998 79 79 0
1999 85 85 0
2000 113 113 0
2001 119 119 0
2002 149 144 5
2003 166 159 7
2004 156 156 0
2005 157 150 7
2006 165 158 7
2007 213 208 5
2008 195 195 0
2009 193 193 0
2010 168 161 7
2011 147 147 0
2012 159 159 0
2013 130 130 0
2014 139 139 0
2015 127 121 6
2016 104 104 0
2017 126 126 0

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Popularity of Nelly as a first name

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Popularity of Nelly as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nelly U.S.
  White 54.72% 64.26%
  African American 27.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nelly

People with the last name Nelly are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Nelly

  • How Popular is the name Nelly? Nelly is the 3,165th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nelly was the 75,799th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nelly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,718 babies born with the first name Nelly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nelly to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nelly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Nelly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nelly is Tuesday, November 9th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Nelly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nelly was in 2007 with a total of 208 babies.
  • Random Nelly Factoid: According to the 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nelly is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1955.
  • Weird things about the name Nelly: Your name in reverse order is Yllen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Llnye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nelly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 254 people with the last name Nelly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nelly? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nelly as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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