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Girl Name: Nellie

Name: Nellie
Pronunciation: \n(el)-lie\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: horn; sun ray, shining light
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Nelli, Nelle, Neelie
Similar Names: Cellie, Kellie, Mellie, Nelsie, Nellsie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 238


Nellie \n(el)-lie\ as a girl's name is a variant of Cornelia (Latin), Eleanor (Greek), Helen (Greek) and Nelly (English), and the meaning of Nellie is "horn; sun ray, shining light".

The baby name Nellie sounds like Nelli, Nelle and Neelie. Other similar baby names are Cellie, Kellie, Mellie, Nelsie and Nellsie.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Nellie.


Nellie is a very popular first name for women (#238 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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