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Nelly Name Popularity

How popular is the name Nelly? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 1,550 5 0.0005%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 1,858 5 0.0003%
1947 0 0%
1948 1,732 6 0.0004%
1949 0 0%
1950 1,609 7 0.0004%
1951 1,951 5 0.0003%
1952 1,294 20 0.0011%
1953 1,538 12 0.0007%
1954 1,452 15 0.0008%
1955 1,139 35 0.0019%
1956 1,180 36 0.0019%
1957 1,351 24 0.0012%
1958 1,320 27 0.0014%
1959 1,207 36 0.0019%
1960 1,152 44 0.0023%
1961 1,476 21 0.0011%
1962 1,316 30 0.0016%
1963 1,281 32 0.0018%
1964 1,323 31 0.0018%
1965 1,540 18 0.0011%
1966 1,411 23 0.0015%
1967 1,314 29 0.0019%
1968 1,318 30 0.002%
1969 1,582 21 0.0014%
1970 1,315 39 0.0025%
1971 1,337 37 0.0025%
1972 1,402 29 0.0021%
1973 1,245 39 0.003%
1974 1,091 60 0.0046%
1975 1,190 50 0.0039%
1976 1,085 62 0.0048%
1977 1,140 62 0.0046%
1978 1,082 73 0.0054%
1979 1,263 52 0.0037%
1980 1,262 55 0.0038%
1981 1,204 61 0.0041%
1982 1,100 76 0.0051%
1983 1,313 47 0.0032%
1984 1,245 55 0.0037%
1985 1,160 73 0.0048%
1986 1,264 57 0.0038%
1987 1,200 67 0.0044%
1988 1,197 75 0.0048%
1989 1,363 62 0.0038%
1990 1,262 80 0.0048%
1991 1,313 77 0.0047%
1992 1,126 109 0.0068%
1993 1,351 75 0.0048%
1994 1,247 88 0.0057%
1995 1,320 75 0.005%
1996 1,281 83 0.0055%
1997 1,503 59 0.004%
1998 1,498 61 0.0041%
1999 1,608 52 0.0035%
2000 1,384 81 0.0053%
2001 1,340 88 0.0058%
2002 1,206 112 0.0075%
2003 1,242 110 0.0072%
2004 1,265 110 0.0072%
2005 1,308 108 0.0071%
2006 1,388 103 0.0066%
2007 1,132 166 0.0105%
2008 1,197 147 0.0095%
2009 1,176 151 0.0101%
2010 1,281 117 0.0081%
2011 1,358 100 0.007%
2012 1,283 113 0.0079%
2013 1,561 69 0.0048%
2014 1,381 91 0.0062%
2015 1,522 72 0.0049%
2016 1,626 59 0.0041%
2017 1,376 86 0.0062%
2018 1,675 51 0.0037%
2019 1,353 87 0.0064%

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What names are variants of Nelly?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Nel

English

Nelida

English

Nell

Horn; sun ray, shining light

Latin

Nella

Horn

Latin

Nellene

English

Nellie

Horn; sun ray, shining light

Latin

Nellwen

English

Nellwin

English

Nellwyn

English


What names sound like Nelly?

If you like how Nelly sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Nelly.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Neely

Horn; closing, locking

Latin

Nelle

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Nelley

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Nelli

Sun ray, shining light

Greek


What names are similar to Nelly?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cornelia

Horn

Latin

Nelsey

Modern


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