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Meaning and Origin of: Nell

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Horn; feminine form of Cornelius
  • Greek : Mercy
  • English : By the alder tree
  • Irish : Champion
  • Greek : Stone
  • English : Short for Nelson; singing

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Dutch and German : from the personal name Nel, a reduced form of Cornelius.
  • South German : nickname from Middle High German nelle ‘crown of the head’, perhaps denoting an obstinate person.
  • English : from the Middle English personal name Nel(le), a variant of Neill.

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