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Gender: Female Meaning of Nelia: "horn" Origin of Nelia: Diminutive of Cornelia

The name Nelia is a girl's name of Spanish, Latin origin meaning "horn". Nelia and is often added to lists like Streamlined Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

This lively and appealing name originated as a short form of Cornelia, but is well able to stand on its own. Nelia is also often in the Hispanic culture, where it can be a short form of Manuela. It did have some American usage in the late nineteenth century, and with Cornelia having a comeback, Nelia could follow.

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Famous People Named Nelia

Nelia Penman, British politician

Pop Culture References for the name Nelia

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