Nell - girls name

Nell name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Nell name meaning:

The name Nell is of English origin and has a few different meanings associated with it. One meaning is "bright, shining light," which suggests a radiant and illuminated presence. This interpretation reflects the idea of someone who brings warmth and joy to those around them. Another possible meaning is "horn," symbolizing strength and power. This interpretation portrays a girl with a resilient and determined nature.

In addition to its meanings, the name Nell also carries historical significance. It has been used as a diminutive of the name Helen or Ellen, which have Greek origins and mean "bright, shining one" or "torch." This connection to ancient Greek mythology and the concept of enlightenment further enriches the name's meaning.

Overall, the name Nell conveys qualities of brightness, strength, and resilience. It suggests a girl who brings light into the lives of others and possesses inner strength that helps her overcome challenges.

Origin: Greek


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Overall UK ranking: 296 out of 5581

160 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (286)

Historical popularity of Nell

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