Nellie Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Nellie:
A pet form of Ellen, which was originally a variant of Helen but is commonly used as a variant of Eleanor.Both names ultimately derived from the same Greek root ēlē (light, torch, bright).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Love the name! It's my grandma's name and I play to name my daughter that! I also love old-fashioned names so I think that's why I love it
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Nell Nells Nellsie Nellsan Nellkuk Nike Netty Nessan
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Diminutive for names related to Helen, such as Ellen and Eleanor.
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Nellie Melba, Australia soprano.
Nellie Bly, American journalist.
Nellie McKay, American singer-songwriter.
Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer.
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Nellie Olesen, Fictional character in the "Little House on the Prairie" books and television show.
Samantha Parkington, one of the American girl dolls, has a friend (also a doll) named Nellie
Nellie Forbush, heroine of the musical "South Pacific."
The name of one of Charlotte's three babies that stays behind with Wilbur in E.B. White's Charlotte's Web. The other two are Joy and Aranea.
The most commonly accepted first name of Mrs. Lovett from the musical Sweeney Todd
Nelly is one of the little girls from the song Far Away by Ingrid Michaelson
Nellie Cross, downtrodden wife of Lucas Cross in the novel Peyton Place