Traits associated with the name Nellie:

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

What does it say about you to have a dog named Nellie?

Naming your dog Nellie suggests that you are a person who values traditional, classic names. It also suggests that you are a person who is loyal and loving, as Nellie is a name that is often associated with those qualities.

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!

Popularity: Overall

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Nellie was, in the past month, the 441st most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Nellie is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Nellie was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Nellie's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Nellie is most adored in Vermont, Maine and Nevada.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Michigan, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Nellie.

Most popular breeds named Nellie:

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

Nellie is found in these categories:

hunting dog names

Historical usage and popular culture often associate Nellie with hunting breeds, particularly retrievers and spaniels.

british dog names

Popular British slang for television, derived from Cockney rhyming slang.

old fashioned dog names

Popular during the 19th century, it's a relic from Victorian times.

cute dog names

Evokes sweet, old-fashioned charm, reminiscent of Little House on the Prairie.

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.
Gift of God.
a woman of refinement
Nellie dog name meaning

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Nora (New Jersey, United States)
My friends had a black mixed breed named Nellie. The name really suited her, as she was a unique and sweet dog.
July 09, 2022

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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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