Nelly as a girl's name is of Greek origin meaning "light". It is a short form of Helen or Eleanor.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Nelly SachsPoet
Popularity Trend Chart
Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.
Source: Social Security Administration
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.
Name added. View Your List