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Gender: Female Meaning of Nayeli: "I love you" Origin of Nayeli: Zapotec Nayeli's Popularity in 2017: #495

The name Nayeli is a girl's name of Zapotec origin meaning "I love you". Nayeli is ranked #495 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

From the experts:

A name rarely heard outside the Latino community, but it was popular enough in the early 2000s to crack the Top 200. Since then, it's lost ground.

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Famous People Named Nayeli

(Lydia) Nayeli Rangel, Mexican footballer
Nayali Lavender Spears, daughter of Aaron D. Spears

Pop Culture References for the name Nayeli

Nayeli, main character in Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea


indiefendi2 Says:


I think this name is so cute... and what a perfect meaning!

stellarvra99 Says:


The pronunciation is Neye-ELL-ee, I have a cousin named like this and it's gorgeous!

roseofjune Says:


What a beautiful meaning!!

Silent_Crescendo Says:


It's zapotec, so it should be pronounced closer to Spanish. So it would be Na-yell-ee.

Shaybaby1 Says:


I would say Nye-ELL-ee.
Sounds exotic and beautiful. And can't beat that meaning!

curlyjedi Says:


I have I friend with this name, she pronounces it NIGH-ellie

ViennaFz Says:


I think it's like na-ye-LEE.

TaliaCat Says:


Interesting... Pronunciation? Accent on which syllable?