Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. NEHL-ee(English)
NEH-li(Swedish)
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of Nell and other names containing nel.

Related Names

VariantNelly(English)
Other Languages & CulturesHelena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elen, Lena(Armenian) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Alena(Belarusian) Elena, Eleonora(Bulgarian) Helena(Catalan) Helena, Jelena(Croatian) Helena, Alena, Elen, Helenka, Lenka(Czech) Elin, Ellen, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Hella, Helle, Lena, Lene, Nora(Danish) Eleonora, Heleen, Helena, Eline, Ellen, Heleentje, Lena, Noor, Noortje, Nora(Dutch) Elena, Elina, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Jelena, Heli, Helle, Leena(Estonian) Elena, Eliina, Elina, Ellen, Helena, Nelli, Eleonoora, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena, Lena, Noora(Finnish) Aliénor, Eléonore, Hélène, Léna, Nelly(French) Elene, Lena(Georgian) Elena, Eleonora, Eleonore, Ellen, Helena, Helene, Lore, Alena, Ella, Hella, Lena, Lene, Leni, Leonore, Nora(German) Elena, Eleni, Eleonora, Lena(Greek) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Eleonóra, Heléna, Ella, Léna, Nóra(Hungarian) Helena(Icelandic) Léan(Irish) Elena, Eleonora, Ileana, Leonora, Nora, Norina(Italian) Eleonora, Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Elēna, Ina, Līna, Nora(Latvian) Noor, Noortje(Limburgish) Elena, Jelena(Lithuanian) Elena(Macedonian) Elin, Ellen, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Helle, Lena, Lene, Nora(Norwegian) Alienòr(Occitan) Eleonora, Helena, Helenka, Lena(Polish) Helena, Leonor, Lena(Portuguese) Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța(Romanian) Elena, Eleonora, Nelli, Yelena(Russian) Elene(Sardinian) Eilionoir, Eilidh(Scottish Gaelic) Jelena(Serbian) Elena, Eleonóra, Helena, Alena, Lenka(Slovak) Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Ela(Slovene) Helena(Sorbian) Elena, Ileana, Leonor, Nora(Spanish) Eleonora, Olena(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)

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Entry updated April 25, 2021