NELL
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: NEL   [key]
Meaning & History
Medieval diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1) or HELEN. It may have arisen from the medieval affectionate phrase mine El, which was later reinterpreted as my Nel.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Nellie, Nelly, Nelda
OTHER LANGUAGES: Shelena (African American), Jela, Jelka (Croatian), Alena, Lenka (Czech), Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene, Nora (Danish), Ellen, Heleentje, Noor, Noortje, Nora (Dutch), Leena (Estonian), Ella, Elli, Heli, Leena, Noora (Finnish), Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni, Leonore, Lore, Nora (German), Nóra, Ili, Ilka, Ilonka (Hungarian), Leonora, Lora, Nora, Lorita, Norina (Italian), Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene, Nora (Norwegian), Lena (Polish), Lena (Portuguese), Lenuța (Romanian), Alyona, Lena (Russian), Eilidh (Scottish), Jela, Jelka (Serbian), Alena, Lenka (Slovak), Alena, Jela, Jelka, Alenka, Jelica (Slovene), Ella, Lena, Nora (Swedish), Lesya (Ukrainian)
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