US Popularity:2628
Other Origin(s):Latin, British
Meaning:The bright one; Shining light
Nelly is a feminine name of English, Latin, and Greek origins. This cute name is a short form of the more conventional Eleanor, Ellen, and Helen, but it can stand alone too, offering a fresh twist on the familiar titles. In Latin, Eleanor translates to "the other Aenor," connecting baby to an ancient name rich with history. Nelly can also come from Ellen and Helen, meaning "the bright one" or "shining light." With a name like this, Nelly can forge their own path as the only light they need comes from within.

Famous People Named Nelly

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  • Nelly Sachs

Nelly Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Nelly is currently #1098 on The Bump
Girl:Nelly is currently #496 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nelly is currently #2628 in U.S. births
Girl:Nelly is currently #995 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 128
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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