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

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Origin and Meaning of Nelya

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Alt. Meaning

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

A is for angelic, a truly pure heart

Notable Persons Named Nelya

Nelya Shtepa is a Mayor of Sloviansk and Mayor ofSloviansk. Nelya was born on September 13th, 1962 in Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR.


Nelya was born on July 29th, 1985.


Nelya was born on November 24th, 1973 in Almaty.


Fun Facts about the name Nelya

  • How Popular is the name Nelya? Nelya is the 66,918th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nelya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15 babies born with the first name Nelya in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nelya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2015 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nelya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nelya is Tuesday, April 4th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Nelya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nelya was in 2015 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Nelya: Your name in reverse order is Aylen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laney. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Nelya born Oct 25, 1939

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 Hungary approximately on 1825. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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