Nellie vs Helen - What's the difference?

nellie | helen |

Nellie is a related term of helen.

nellie

English

Alternative forms

* Nelly

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A diminutive of the female given names Eleanor and Helen. Popular as a formal given name at the turn of the 20th century.
  • * 1860 Mary Jane Holmes: Cousin Maude . BiblioBazaar,LLC, 2007. ISBN 1434652122 page 14:
  • "Then we will call her Matilda," said he, "as it is a maxim of mine never to spoil children by giving them pet names."
    "But you call your daughter Nellie ," suggested the little widow, and in her soft, blue eye there shone a mischievous twinkle, as if she fancied she had beaten him in his own argument. - - -
    "That is sister Kelsey's idea, and as she is very fond of Nellie I do not interfere.
  • * 2007 Rachel M. Harper: Brass Ankle Blues . Simon&Schuster 2007. ISBN 0743296583 page 88:
  • "Eleanor, that's kind of an old lady name. I like Nellie' better. ' Nellie Kincaid, that's got a nice ring to it. It sounds like you're a singer or something.
    English diminutives of female given names ----

    helen

    English

    Proper noun

    (s)
  • (Greek mythology) the daughter of Zeus and Leda, considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world; her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War.
  • * 1602 William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida , Act I, Scene I
  • Fools on both sides! Helen must needs be fair,
    When with your blood you daily paint her thus.
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  • * 1928 , The Mystery of the Blue Train
  • "Is her name Ellen or Helen , Miss Viner? I thought - "
    Miss Viner closed her eyes.
    "I can sound my h's, dear, as well as anyone, but Helen is not a suitable name for a servant. I don't know what the mothers in the lower classes are coming to nowadays."
  • * 1993 , The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien , ISBN 0-14-023028-9, page 6:
  • - - - in 1910 she brought Helen' into the world, the little female, or "''mujercita''", as her mother called all the babies, naming her after the glittery label on a facial ointment, The ' Helen of Troy Beauty Pomade, said to eradicate wrinkles, to soften and add a youthful glow to the user's skin - a fortuitous choice because, of all the sisters, she would be the most beautiful and, never growing old, would always possess the face of a winsome adolescent beauty.
  • * 2003 , A Share in Death'', HarperCollins, ISBN 0060534389, page 189
  • Gemma followed her, thinking that Helen seemed rather an old-fashioned and elegant name for this rumpled young mother.