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Meaning of the Name Nelly

The first name Nelly is of French, English, Greek, Latin origin. It is often a girl name. It has the following meaning(s):

French: Diminutive of Eleanor, Derived from the Greek Helen
English: Diminutive of Ellen or Eleanor: a Variant of the Greek Helen, Meaning Shining Light, or Most Beautiful Woman
Greek: Diminutive of Helen: Shining Light. The Bright One
Latin: Horn
Greek: Stone

Similar Names

Nally | Neal | Neale | Neall | Neil | Neill | Nell | Noell | Neala | Neela |

Related Names

Donnell  (Irish)
Variant of Donnelly: Man With Dark Skin. Variant of Donald 'Great Chief.'
Donnelly  (Celtic)
Brave
Donnelly  (Celtic/Gaelic)
Brave, Dark Man
Donnelly  (Irish)
Man With Dark Skin
Helen  (Greek)
Light, Elegant, Gentle, Cultured (Helena, Nelly, Nellie, Eleanor, Ellen, Eileen, Lenore)
Kennelly  (Irish)
Surname

Additional Names

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