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Gender: F Origin of Nelle: Spelling variation of Nell

Nelle, pronounced as the one-syllable Nell but sure to cause confusion with many thinking it's Nellie or Nella, is the elegant form of the name used by author Nelle Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird. With whatever spelling, Nell/Nelle is a charming old-fashioned nickname name -- it was originally short for Ellen, Eleanor, or Helen -- that never took off the way sisters Molly and Maggie did.

Famous People Named Nelle

(Nelle) Harper Lee, American author

Pop Culture References for the name Nelle

Nelle Porter, character from Ally McBeal