Nellie

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Nellie

  1. A diminutive of the female given names Eleanor and Helen. Popular as a formal given name at the turn of the 20th century.
    • 1860 Mary Jane Holmes: Cousin Maude. BiblioBazaar,LLC, 2007. ISBN 1434652122 page 14:
      "Then we will call her Matilda," said he, "as it is a maxim of mine never to spoil children by giving them pet names."
      "But you call your daughter Nellie," suggested the little widow, and in her soft, blue eye there shone a mischievous twinkle, as if she fancied she had beaten him in his own argument. - - -
      "That is sister Kelsey's idea, and as she is very fond of Nellie I do not interfere.
    • 2007 Rachel M. Harper: Brass Ankle Blues. Simon&Schuster 2007. ISBN 0743296583 page 88:
      "Eleanor, that's kind of an old lady name. I like Nellie better. Nellie Kincaid, that's got a nice ring to it. It sounds like you're a singer or something.

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Etymology[edit]

From English Nellie. First recorded as a Swedish name (as Nelli) in 1793.

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Nellie

  1. A female given name.