Name Nel Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Nel


Nel is a ♀ girl’s name and ♂ boy’s name. Nel thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

Origin of the name Nel

Nel is a diminutive of several names, especially of Cornelius and Cornelia. Besides, it is a variant of the feminine name Nell and derived from the Gaelic name Niall.

What is the meaning of the name Nel?

Nel means “of the Cornelius family” and “horn” (from Cornelius and Cornelia) and “the other Aenor”, “merciful”, “God is my light”, “torch”, “beautiful”, “light”, “bright” and “shining” (from Nell). Besides, Nel means “champion” and “cloud” (from Niall).

Pronunciation of Nel

Popularity of the name Nel

The name Nel is ranked #3916 overall.

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