Nelly

Female

Meaning

English for beautiful woman

Origin

Germanic

Pronunciation

/ˈnɛli/

Traits associated with the name Nelly:

Dogs named Nelly tend to be loving, affectionate, and resilient. This feminine name is also associated with beauty, and companionship.

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

Naming your dog Nelly suggests that you have a fondness for traditional, classic names. It also suggests that you have a strong connection to your pet and want to give them a name that reflects that.

Is Nelly a good dog name?

Nelly 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. Nelly 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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New York City Dog Name Database
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Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Nelly is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Nelly was, in the past month, the 482nd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Nelly 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, Nelly was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Nelly is most adored in Louisiana, Vermont and Connecticut.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Ohio, Iowa and Oklahoma.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Nelly:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. American Pitbull Terrier
  4. Beagle
  5. Rottweiler

Nelly is found in these categories:

beautiful dog names
beautiful

Evokes elegance, recalling the charming singer Nelly Furtado.

Dog names like Nelly:

Hebrew for beautiful
Beloved
Light
a large aquatic animal supposed to resemble a serpent or plesiosaur of Loch Ness in Scotland
Gift of God.
Victory Of The People
Nelly dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (2)

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Arnir (Hesse, Germany)
My puppy called Nelly 😍
August 21, 2023

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(England, United Kingdom)
My pup called nelly
March 03, 2022

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