Traits associated with the name Nellie:

Dogs named Nellie tend to be strong-willed, good-natured, industrious, and loving. This feminine name is also associated with intelligence, and companionship.

Is Nellie a good dog name?

Nellie has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Nellie isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Nellie is found in these categories:


  • Nellie ranks #248 with users of
  • Nellie ranks #417 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Nellie ranks #581 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Naming your dog Nellie is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Most popular breeds named Nellie:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Cocker Spaniel

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Dog names like Nellie:

Beautiful; short for Isabella.
Day's eye. The petals of a daisy open during the day, revealing its yellow centers, and then close at night.
a woman of refinement
Nellie dog name meaning

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Suzanne Bristow (England, United Kingdom)
My black labrador is Nellie. No one ever says it's a nice name but ut really suits her because she is loving, clever, feminine and strong. It is very unusual too and represents exquisite characters in history.
March 30, 2022

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