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Gender: Female Origin of Nellie: Diminutive or elongation of Nell Meaning of Nell: English, diminutive of Helen, Eleanor, et al, "bright, shining one"

The name Nellie is a girl's name . Nellie and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Baby Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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This ready-for-revival name recalls the old Gay Nineties and bicycles-built-for-two era.

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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 Bly, pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane
Nellie Vladimirovna Kim, Tajik Soviet Olympic gymnast
Nellie Letitia McClung, Canadian feminist, author and politician
Nellie Farren, English actress and singer
Nell Marie "Nellie" McKay, American singer-songwriter and actress
Nellie Tayloe Ross, first woman governor (Wyoming) in the U.S.
Eleanor Towzey "Nellie" Stewart, Australian actress and singer

Pop Culture References for the name Nellie

Nellie Forbush, character in musical "South Pacific"
Nellie O'Malley, character in the American Girl series
Nellie Oleson, character on TV's "Little House on the Prairie"
Nellie, character in movie "Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure"
Nellie Turner, character in "This Golden Land" by Barbara Wood
Nellie Ellis, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Eleanour Donna "Nellie" Bertram, character on TV's "The Office"
Nellie Pledge, character in the Granada Television series "Nearest and Dearest"
Nellie Brie, character 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 Boswell, character on TV's "Bread"
"Nellie," boat in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"
Nellie's Southern Kitchen, Kevin Jonas Sr. restaurant in Belmont, NC
"Whoa, Nellie," a phrase

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