Gender: Female Origin of Nettie: English, diminutive of names ending in -ette or -etta

Nettie Origin and Meaning

The name Nettie is a girl's name of English origin.

You may never have known a Nettie personally, but there well might be one hidden in your family history, considering that she was a Top 100 name until 1901 and stayed on the Social Security list until 1962.

Like cousins Hattie and Lottie, Nettie is a charming and nostalgic knitting and crocheting great-grandma name that just might work as a relaxed choice for a contemporary little girl, perhaps to honor an ancestral Annette or Henrietta.

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Yuma Says:


While neti pot and toilet are not associations I would want with a name...I am really loving this right now. It reminds me of Hattie and Nellie and also nettles, which oddly enough is a big positive for me.

Daiseymae Says:


It is cute.

Nettie Randall Says:


It was a popular given name up until 1901, is what the information about it said. It is my given name (born 1971) and it was my grandmother's given name (born 1901). So my grandmother was of the last generation of it's popularity.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Well, Annette and Henrietta are both gorgeous, but if it is a nickname, why list it? I thought that names on here needed to have been used as given names, before being added to the database.

curlytoes79 Says:


The name info suggests it could be short for Annette or Henrietta

peacebird10 Says:


As in neti pot?

Essa Says:


Where I'm from Nettie is slang for toilet hahaha.

Elvie23 Says:


This is my grandmother's name and while I really think it is cute and unique, I wish I could find a longer full name I could use this as a nickname for. My name is a vintage nickname and I always hated not having a more formal name to fall back on.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I don't know why I like this name. I just do.