Nell name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nell mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nell

User Submitted Origins

African Dutch (Afrikaans)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Australia, the name Nell is of English origin and means "Champion or pearl".
  2. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Nell means "The bright shining one".
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International Interest
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  1. A diminutive of the female given names Eleanor, Ellen and Helen.

Notable Persons Named Nell

Notable Persons Named Nell

Nell Carter

Nell Carter was an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1970 to 1970. Nell was given the name Nell Ruth Hardy on September 13th, 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. Nell is also known as Nell Ruth Carter and Nell-Ruth Carter. She left this life on January 23rd, 2003.

Nell Campbell

Nell Campbell is an actress and singer. Nell was given the name Laura Elizabeth Campbell on May 24th, 1953 in Sydney, Australia.

Nell Tiger Free

Nell Tiger Free is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 2012 to present. Nell was born on October 13th, 1999.

Nell Gwyn

Nell Gwyn was an actress, prostitute, actor, and prostitution. Nell was given the name Eleanor Gwyn on February 2nd, 1650 in St Martin in the Fields (parish). She left this life on November 14th, 1687.

Nell Newman

Nell Newman is an actress, biologist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and entrepreneurship. Her ongoing career started in 1968. Nell was given the name Elinor Teresa Newman by her parents Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward on April 8th, 1959 in New York, New York, U.S. Nell is also known as Nell Potts.

Nell Hudson

Nell Hudson is an actress and actor. Nell was born in 1991 in Worcestershire.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nell

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nell

William Cooper Nell

William Cooper Nell was a journalist, author, and civil servant. William was born on December 16th, 1816 in Boston, Massachusetts, US. He breathed his last breath on May 25th, 1874.

Cindy Nell

Krista Nell

Krista Nell was an actor and actress. Krista was given the name Doris Kristanel in 1946 in Austria. She passed away in 1975.

Edward J. Nell

Edward was born on July 16th, 1935 in Riverside, Illinois.

James G. Nell

James was born in 1938.

Jeremy Nell

Jeremy was born on March 16th, 1979 in Cape Town. Jeremy is also known as Jerm.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nell U.S.
  White 84.85% 64.26%
  African American 7.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nell

People with the last name Nell are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nell

  • How Popular is the name Nell? Nell is the 1,497th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nell was the 14,378th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,012 babies born with the first name Nell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nell to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 77 new born babies.
  • When was Nell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nell is Tuesday, December 3rd, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Nell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nell was in 1917 with a total of 766 babies.
  • Random Nell Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nell ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 72 babies in Tennessee have the same name in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Nell: The name spelled backwards is Llen. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Leln. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,079 people with the last name Nell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nell? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nell as their last name since less than 1 person in 143k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Nell name meaning

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