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Gender: F Origin of Nelly: Variation of Nellie and Nell; Short form of Helen, Eleanor, Cornelia et al

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Nelly or Nellie is an adorable nickname name that can be short for a wide range of more formal appellations or that can stand on its own, and is typical of the vintage nickname genre that is growing in popularity. While Nelly can be used for several different names, from Helen to Eleanor to Cornelia, it has stood on its own for more than a century. It was one of the most popular names --spelled as Nellie--in the U.S. at the end of the 1800s.

The musician known as DJ Fatboy Slim named his little girl Nelly.

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Famous People Named Nelly

Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer/songwriter
Penelope "Nelly" Scotland Disick, daughter of reality TV stars Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian

Pop Culture References for the Name Nelly

Nelly Yuki, character from the American TV show "Gossip Girl"
"Nell," Jodie Foster movie
Nelly Olson character on Little House on the Prairie
Ellen "Nelly" Dean, Wuthering Heights character and main narrator