Nell Name Meaning and Origin

Nell is a Girl name. The name is originated from ‘English’ origin. The baby name Nell means “Mercy”.


Nell Origin:

Origin of the name is: “English”



Nell is a Girl name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “NEL”


Nell Name Meaning:

Nell may be a short form of different names, including Cornelia, Danielle, Ellen, Helen, Janelle, but most likely Eleanor. Eleanor is possibly derived from the Greek word eleos, which means “mercy, compassion”. In modern times, it was popularized by Eleanor Roosevelt, the former US First Lady and wife of Franklin Roosevelt. The first bearer was probably Eleanor of Aquitaine.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Nelli, Nelley, Nellie, Nelly, Nelma, Nella


Famous people with this name:

Eleanor “Nell” Gwyn, English actress and mistress;

Laura Elizabeth “Little Nell” Campbell, Australian actress and singer;

Nell Ruth Carter, American singer and actress;

Nell Rose Hudson, British actress;

Nell Tiger Free, English actress and singer;

Nell Blair Walden Blaine, American painter;

Nell Bryden, American singer;

Nell Mary Dunn, English playwright;

Nell Freudenberger, American novelist;

Tracey Jane “Nell” McAndrew, English glamour model;

Nell McCafferty, Irish journalist and playwright;

Nell O’Day, American actress and equestrian;

Nell Rankin, American operatic mezzo-soprano;

Nell Shipman (born Helen Foster-Barham), Canadian actress;

Ragnhild “Nell” Westgaard Sigland, Norwegian singer of Theatre of Tragedy;

Scottie Nell Hughes, American political commentator;

Nell Burton, daughter of Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton;

Nell Gorman (b. 2009), son of actor Burn Gorman;

Nell Elizabeth Kennedy (b. 2015), daughter of politician Patrick Kennedy




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