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.

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!

Nellie is found in these categories:


  • Nellie ranks #324 with users of
  • Nellie ranks #420 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Nellie ranks #591 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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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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