Meaning:ray of sunshine



Variations:Nel, Nell

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Nelle is a variation of the Old English name, Nell, meaning ‘a ray of sunshine.’ It also has roots in Greek, Latin and Arabic and the meaning of these names all relate to ‘light’ or ‘brightness.’ This particular spelling of the name was made famous by Nelle Harper Lee, the writer of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Nelle was the reverse of her mother’s name, Ellen.

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