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Gender: F Origin of Nettie: English, diminutive of names ending in -ette or -etta

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You may never have known a Nettie personally, but there well might be one hidden in your family history, considering that she was a Top 100 name until 1901 and stayed on the Social Security list until 1962.

Like cousins Hattie and Lottie, Nettie is a charming and nostalgic knitting and crocheting great-grandma name that just might work as a relaxed choice for a contemporary little girl, perhaps to honor an ancestral Annette or Henrietta.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Nettie

Nettie Ashford, "aged half-past six," author of the romance of Mrs Orange and Mrs Alicumpane, in Dickens's short story "A Holiday Romance" (1868)

Nettie, character in The Color Purple (Alice Walker)

Nettie is an English regional slang word for toilet.

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