Gender: Female Pronunciation: NEE-la Meaning of Nele: "horn" Origin of Nele: German diminutive of Cornelia

Nele Origin and Meaning

The name Nele is a girl's name of German origin meaning "horn".

Nele originated as a German nickname for Cornelia, but it superseded its mother name and has been a Top 30 name in Germany since 2000.

Nell, or even the phonetic spelling, Nela, would be more intuitive to English speakers, but we love this Nele all the same.

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Swanton Says:


Nele, I love it. It's a very Flemish (Dutch Belgian) name.