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


Nelio is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Nelio?

Nelio is a Spanish short form of the name Cornelius, which is of Latin origin.

What does the name Nelio mean?

Nelio means “of the Cornelius family” and “horn” (from Latin “cornu”).

Variants of Nelio

You want to chose a good sounding, modern and short name for your son? Then Nelio might be the perfect choice for you! Nelio is very melodious, crisp and modern because of the many vowels in the name. Rarer variants are Nelian and Nelios. If you want to choose a different spelling, Nellio, Nelyo, Nélio or Nélyo are still possibilities for you. Your little Nelio can be called Nelly, Nel, Eli or Lio by nickname. Popular combinations with middle names are Nelio Jonathan, Nelio Spencer, Nelio Joel, Nelio Dustin and Nelio Timothy.

  • DJ Nelio is a Latin American musician. His most successful song is “Vamos a la playa” (2011).
  • A former soccer player is Nélio da Silva Melo. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1971, Nélio was a midfielder and played for the Hungarian team “Haladás”, in addition to numerous Brazilian soccer clubs.
  • Nélio José Nicolai (1940 - 2017) was a Brazilian technician who invented the system of the caller ID. The invention was intended to be used to abolish prank callers, because the caller could be identified and therefore held accountable. His system was registered as a patent in the year 1992 and is used ever since.
  • A character in Henning Mankell’s novel “The Chronicler of the Winds” (1995) is named Nelio. The novel is about the present in a former colony in Africa. Nelio is a ten-year-old street child who witnesses much suffering and misery. Over the course of the novel, Nelio tells José, a baker, his life story.

Pronunciation of Nelio

Variants of the name Nelio


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Popularity of the name Nelio

The name Nelio is ranked #874 overall.

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