Origin:Greek
Popularity:2756
Meaning:Shining light; Most beautiful woman
Nelly is a feminine name of English and Greek origins. This cute name is a short form of the more conventional "Eleanor" and "Helen," but it can stand alone too, offering a fresh twist on the familiar titles. In Greek, "Eleanor" translates to "shining light" and "most beautiful woman," which is also true for bright spark Nelly. 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
    Poet

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