Nell Family History
Nell Name Meaning
Dutch and German: from the personal name Nel a shortened 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 Nelle. This may sometimes have been a variant of Nele (Nigellus see Neal ) but it was probably more often a pet form of the commoner name Elias (see Ellis ) with a prosthetic N-.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022