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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Nellie

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Nellie in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Nellie:

  • Records indicate that 144,912 girls in the United States have been named Nellie since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 4,045 people in the U.S. were given the name Nellie. Those people are now 102 years old.

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    Comments about the name Nellie

    82% Approval Rating
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      9 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Nellie and nick names for this name is Nell bell Nellie Bellie I have only met one person with the same name as me but the people that think that it sounds like an old lady name are rood because if people come on this site that have that name there going to be really hurt and those comments made me feel really sad." Apr. 23, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have been called Nellie all of my life. I am 50 now. I was named Helen, and Nellie was one of the official nicknames for Helen. I like the name Helen but gave it to my daughter. I was named after my grandmother Helen. I am a Nanny and I am called Nanny Nell," May. 14, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughters name is nellia we call her nellie alot of people have trouble saying her name she is kind of named after her great grandma an aunt that passed away in 2004 when i was pregnant with her. her name was nellie but she changed it to nellia harris she was murdered by terri blair in kc the story is on the 1st 48 hrs" Dec. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Nellie, it was my grandmothers name and I am pretty sure I want to use to for my future daughter if I have one. Its unique and not popular at all so far in 2011." Mar. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Eleanor, but since there were four other Eleanor's in my grade when I started school, I wanted a nick-name. Nellie sounded the most different to me and I learned that my mother actually wanted to originally call me Nellie after a character, but my father didn't. And so far, 've never met anyone with that name, it makes me feel unqiue. And I love unique, different and strangne." Jul. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nellie,I'm twelve, and I like my name. Its really very old fashioned and original, and I think its cool because I was named after Nellie Bly. Anyone every heard of her? She was an awesome reporter and oh I don't have so much to say about her, but I can't right now. If anyone's interested in her you should wikipedia her. She was a really amazing person." Apr. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "People pronounce it right but often spell it wrong, as there are many variations. I have never met another Nellie, but one of my teachers's grandmother's name was Nellie." Nov. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have the name Nellie and I'm 11 years old and I think it's wonderful I'm just glad my parents didn't name me Laura!" Oct. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think its a grat name.its fun its pretty its just wonderful!!!" Dec. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Sounds like an old lady to me, not a nice name for a poor child to be saddled with." Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my nick name is nellie from eleanor. nellie is a lovely name when your are a child but once your 10 or above it becomes a little to baby ish" Oct. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "This is my name and I love it! Did you know it means most beautiful woman or shining light. PEACE OUT HOMIES!" Nov. 3, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sounds like an old lady reminds me of a very old lady neighbour from the 1960s" Oct. 5, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My full name is Kornelia which is a mouth full. My nickname has been Nellie since as long as I can remember, and its a beautiful nick name to have. I have never met anyone with the name, or nickname my age, (early 20's) but have heard stories of friends having grandmothers with the name!" Jan. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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