Nelly

Nelly - A very unique female name



  Oct 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Nelly appeared on the charts for the first time in 1940 on position #1709. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Nelly and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Nelly? 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 Nelly. The baby girl name Nelly was given to 112 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1389 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 12,618 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Nelly peaked in popularity 39 years ago in 1978 on position 1097.



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Nelly is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Nelly is currently topping the baby name charts in Illinois at position #953 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,898.

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 Nelly is where you live.


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Nelly origin and meaning

Nelly is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Nelly, pop culture references for the name Nelly and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Nelly

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

Nellie / Noelle / Nell / Nola / Nayeli / Nyla / Noel / Noelia / 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
20121389
20111467
20101363
20091233
20081259
20071170
20061456
20051368
20041317
20031280
20021237
20011397
20001440
19991711
19981551
19971541
19961303
19951347
19941264
19931370
19921129
19911344
19901285
19891405
19881219
19871234
19861296
19851189
19841295
19831352
19821121
19811228
19801291
19791294
19781097
19771161
19761113
19751216
19741108
19731282
19721443
19711366
19701340
19691625
19681339
19671340
19661446
19651578
19641350
19631314
19621347
19611518
19601168
19591226
19581336
19571374
19561197
19551160
19541469
19531560
19521325
19512094
19501684
19481851
19461981
19401709

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Illinois953
North Carolina1024
Georgia1029
Texas1042
California1060
New Jersey1119
Arizona1224
New York1249
Florida1898

Even more about Nelly


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 Nelly 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 Nelly?

2 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
1978
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Nelly
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 12,618
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1940
2012 births +112

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