Nellie: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Nellie

This is a cute name with a sweet history: in medieval times, a term of endearment for girls with the name Eleanor or Ellen was "mine El." This eventually morphed into Nell, which gave rise to Nellie. Awwwww.

Nicknames:

Nell.

Famous people named Nellie:

Actress Nellie Bergen; baseball player Nellie Fox; Olympic medalist Nellie Halstead.

Fun fact:

Nellie Tayloe Ross, former governor of Wyoming, was the first woman to ever be sworn in as governor - and is still the only female governor ever in that state.

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