Nelly

August 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
Alternate spelling of “Nellie”, diminutive of “Eleanor“, “Ellen“, or “Helen“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Elea, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Leanora, Lenora, Lenore, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nora, Norah, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Nelly Ryder, a spiteful, petty girl who tries to play a mean trick, in “An April Fool”, from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).

WRITERS:
– Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), German dramatist and poet.

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