Diminutive of Ellen or Eleanor: A variant regarding the Greek Helen, indicating shining light, or most gorgeous girl.
Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Female
fem. proper name, in addition Nellie, diminutive of Nell, a pet kind of Ellen, Helen, or Eleanor. Indicating "weak-spirited person" is very first attested 1961.
Glittering Goldie O'Gilt [Disney]
I passed Skinny Nelly who looked the other way as I neared her.