Nell

Nell - A very unique female name



  Aug 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Nell, meaning bright, shining one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #203. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Nell and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Nell? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Nell. The baby girl name Nell was given to 6 baby girls in 2012, ranking #4843 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 235,542 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Nell peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 203.



Famous with this name

Nell Mooney
Nell Schofield
Nell Campbell


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Nell is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Nell is currently topping the baby name charts in Illinois at position #1,579 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #1,579.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Nell is where you live.


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Nell origin and meaning

Nell is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means bright, shining one. To see famous people named Nell, pop culture references for the name Nell and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Nell

We've found the following names that sound similar to Nell, sorted by popularity.

Nellie / Noelle / Nola / Nayeli / Nyla / Noel / Noelia / Nelly / Nylah / Nallely /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20124843
20115537
20095750
20084566
20075802
20065648
20055464
19993442
19983460
19974596
19964619
19953972
19903460
19893805
19873404
19843638
19832839
19753061
19742959
19731836
19712926
19702401
19651857
19641599
19631573
19611699
19601298
19591324
19581145
19571303
1956940
19551015
1954939
1953751
1952745
1951708
1950653
1949688
1948599
1947607
1946549
1945514
1944518
1943476
1942441
1941435
1940372
1939384
1938339
1937356
1936321
1935312
1934296
1933280
1932282
1931292
1930287
1929294
1928295
1927280
1926286
1925266
1924262
1923260
1922257
1921242
1920255
1919249
1918249
1917222
1916227
1915229
1914233
1913215
1912219
1911221
1910203

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Illinois1579

Even more about Nell


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Nell a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Nell?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Nell
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 235,542
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +6

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