Given Name NELL

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: NEL   [details]

Meaning & History

Medieval diminutive of names beginning with El, such as ELEANOR, ELLEN (1) or HELEN. It may have arisen from the medieval affectionate phrase mine El, which was later reinterpreted as my Nel.

Categories

actresses, diminutives, medieval
DIMINUTIVES: Nellie, Nelly
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Shelena (African American), Helena, Helene (Ancient Greek), Elaine (Arthurian Romance), Elena, Eleonora (Bulgarian), Helena, Jelena (Croatian), Helena, Alena, Lenka (Czech), Eleonora, Elin, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene, Nora (Danish), Eleonora, Heleen, Helena, Ellen, Heleentje, Noor, Noortje, Nora (Dutch), Helena, Jelena, Leena (Estonian), Eliina, Elina, Helena, Eleonoora, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena, Noora (Finnish), Eléonore, Hélène (French), Elene (Georgian), Elena, Eleonora, Eleonore, Helena, Helene, Lore, Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni, Leonore, Nora (German), Elena, Eleni, Eleonora, Elli, Lena (Greek), Helen, Helena, Helene (Greek Mythology), Eleonóra, Heléna, Nóra (Hungarian), Helena (Icelandic), Léan (Irish), Elena, Eleonora, Ileana, Leonora, Lora, Lorita, Nora, Norina (Italian), Elīna, Helēna, Jelena, Jeļena (Latvian), Noor, Noortje (Limburgish), Elena, Jelena (Lithuanian), Elena (Macedonian), Eleonora, Elin, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene, Nora (Norwegian), Aliénor (Occitan), Eleonora, Helena, Lena (Polish), Helena, Leonor, Lena (Portuguese), Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța (Romanian), Elena, Eleonora, Yelena, Alyona, Lena (Russian), Elene (Sardinian), Eilionoir, Eilidh (Scottish), Jelena (Serbian), Elena, Helena, Alena, Lenka (Slovak), Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka (Slovene), Elena, Ileana, Leonor (Spanish), Eleonor, Eleonora, Elin, Elina, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Lena, Nora (Swedish), Eleonora, Olena, Lesya (Ukrainian), Elen, Elin (Welsh)
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2015
  England and Wales
2016
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2015