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

Diminutive of Nell and other names containing nel.

Related Names

VariantsNellie(English) Cora, Lia, Nele, Kora(German)
Masculine FormCornelius(German)
Other Languages & CulturesShelena(African American) Helena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Cornelia(Ancient Roman) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Alena(Belarusian) Elena, Eleonora, Korneliya(Bulgarian) Helena(Catalan) Helena, Jelena, Kornelija(Croatian) Helena, Alena, Elen, Helenka, Kornélie, Lenka, Nela(Czech) Elin, Ellen, Ellinor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Hella, Helle, Lena, Lene, Nora(Danish) Cornelia, Eleonora, Heleen, Helena, Cokkie, Corrie, Corry, Eline, Ellen, Heleentje, Lia, Lieke, Neeltje, Nele, Noor, Noortje, Nora(Dutch) Elena, Elina, Helen, Helena, Jelena, Heli, Helle, Leena, Nele(Estonian) Elena, Eliina, Elina, Ellen, Helena, Eleonoora, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena, Nelli, Noora(Finnish) Elene(Georgian) Elena, Eleni, Eleonora, Lena(Greek) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Eleonóra, Heléna, Kornélia, Ella, Léna, Nelli, Nóra(Hungarian) Helena(Icelandic) Léan(Irish) Cornelia, 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, Kornelia, Helenka, Lena(Polish) Helena, Leonor, Lena(Portuguese) Cornelia, Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța(Romanian) Elena, Eleonora, Yelena, Nelli(Russian) Elene(Sardinian) Eilionoir, Eilidh(Scottish) Jelena, Kornelija(Serbian) Elena, Eleonóra, Helena, Kornélia, Alena, Lenka(Slovak) Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Ela(Slovene) Helena(Sorbian) Elena, Ileana, Leonor(Spanish) Eleonora, Olena(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)
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Poland: November 10

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Entry updated April 25, 2021