Diminutive of Helen, Eleanor, et al

Nellie Origin and Meaning

The name Nellie is a girl's name .

This ready-for-revival nickname name recalls the old Gay Nineties and bicycles-built-for-two era. In the US, Nellie is one of the most popular unique girl names, lying just beneath the Top 1000. About five times as many baby girls are named Nellie in the US today as shorter form Nell.

Nellie is one of the top girl names in Sweden.

# 611 in the US

Nellie Rank in US Top 1000

# 385 on Nameberry

Nellie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Nellie Popularity

Famous People Named Nellie

  • Helen Louise "Nellie" Herron Taft; First Lady of the U.S. as wife of W.H. Taft
  • Nellie Melba (born Helen Porter Mitchell)Australian operatic soprano
  • Nellie Blypen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane
  • Nellie Vladimirovna KimTajik Soviet Olympic gymnast
  • Nellie Letitia McClungCanadian feminist, author and politician
  • Nellie FarrenEnglish actress and singer
  • Nell Marie "Nellie" McKayAmerican singer,songwriter and actress
  • Nellie Tayloe Rossfirst woman governor (Wyoming) in the U.S.
  • Eleanor Towzey "Nellie" StewartAustralian actress and singer

Nellie in Pop Culture

  • Nellie Forbushcharacter in musical "South Pacific"
  • Nellie O'Malleycharacter in the American Girl series
  • Nellie Olesoncharacter on TV's "Little House on the Prairie"
  • Nelliecharacter in movie "Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure"
  • Nellie Turnercharacter in "This Golden Land" by Barbara Wood
  • Nellie Ellischaracter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Eleanour Donna "Nellie" Bertramcharacter on TV's "The Office"
  • Nellie Pledgecharacter in the Granada Television series "Nearest and Dearest"
  • Nellie Briecharacter in animated movie "An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster"
  • "Nellie the Elephant" 1956 song by Mandy Miller and animated TV series
  • Nellie Boswellcharacter on TV's "Bread"
  • "Nellie" boat in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"
  • Nellie's Southern KitchenKevin Jonas Sr. restaurant in Belmont, NC
  • "WhoaNellie," a phrase