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Hi, I am from China and my English name is Nell. It came to my mind when I was 17 years old. I know nothing about the meaning of English names. I just needed a name and hopefully it does not carry bad meanings. Nell is simple to pronounce, simple to write. That's all. Even people from different countries, they can learn and remember the name so soon. I like my name and many people tell me that it is so simple and not special enough. I should find a more beautiful name. Well, I like it. When the name came to me, I thought "That's the name I will use."
Nell Paeon Yang  1/3/2017
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My name's Annabel but I go by Nel instead. Nel spelt with one L that is. My mum doesn't really like the name but I think it sounds cheerful but sort of 'edgey' at the same time.
flowerpunk  9/5/2016
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The name Nell was given to 61 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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'El' in the Bible is the name of God. "Mine El" could have been short for "mine Eleanor," but it could also have referred to God. This would have been a highly respectful phrase (not meant sacrilegiously), either lovingly addressing God, or used as an endearment (similar to the Spanish phrase "my life"). Perhaps both.
BetseyTrotwood  11/24/2015
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It comes from the phrase "Mine Eleanor". "Mine El" is not a thing.
Eievie  9/7/2015
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Nell is a very cute, friendly name! I personally prefer Nell to be used as a middle name or nickname and Nelly used as a legit forename. :)
― Anonymous User  2/7/2015
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I like the name Nelle/Nell, but prefer it spelt Nelle. Nell seems like it's missing something. And I love Nellie for a nickname, but not Nelly. That seems tacky.
DaisyGraceBaker  7/7/2014
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This name is so cute and a way better alternative to Nelly! I also reeeaalllly like Bleach so I would probably use Nelliel with the nickname Nell.
ccourtneyw  11/3/2011
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This name is so pretty and spunky and still old fashioned. Sadly, it's a bit too nickname-y and incomplete sounding to be a substantial name for a child (same with Nelle, Nella, Nellie, etc.) But I'd name a daughter Ellen or Penelope just to call her by the prettier and spunkier Nell/y!
DaphneSusan  2/1/2011
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I personally love this name, my name is Helen and I've always wanted to be called Nell but it never caught on. :( Still love the name, it suits all age groups- though I agree that Nelly is not as nice.
Hehehe  10/15/2009
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Nell is the little Arancar girl in Bleach.
egyptianpanda  8/21/2009
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Means "stone".
― Anonymous User  7/9/2009
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Nell is country singer Reba McEntire's middle name.
WilderThanBridget  10/25/2008
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Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton's daughter's name is Nell.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2008
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It's quite plain and minimalist, but it beats Nelly and Nella, which sound too girly and cutesy for my taste.
slight night shiver  5/1/2008
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"Nell" reminds me of the beautiful name "Nelia", which is used in Bulgaria, here "Nelia" is connected with "Neli" (written "Nellie" in English) and the Bulgarian name "Anelia".
iva_toneva  11/25/2007
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Every Nell I know had the full name Ellen. I think that should be counted too. :)
[noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  4/6/2007
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Nell can also be a nickname for Penelope.
jc  7/30/2006
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I like this name, so long as people don't call the person "Nelly." That makes me think of horses or cows, even in reference to Nelly Furtado, which is unfortunate for her.

Nell is a very grown-up name, in my opinion, while not implying that the person is old, either.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2006
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Nell Gwynn was the mistress of King Charles II.
hana  1/27/2006
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Nell was a 1994 film starring Jodie Foster.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2005
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Little Nell was a character in Charles Dickens' novel The Old Curiosity Shop. She dies tragically and melodramatically in the story. The moniker "Little Nell" has also been adopted by Laura Campbell, who played Columbia in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  11/13/2005

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