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Neil Meaning


What does Neil mean?

The name Neil is of Irish, English and Scottish origin.

The meaning of Neil is "champion".

Neil is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ne-al.

The Given Name Neil

Neil is a form of Niall. See Niall for further details.

Classic and attractive, it is a name considered by many parents.

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Some famous bearers of this name include: Neil Armstrong, Neil Colville, and Neil Diamond.

Neil Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 626 in baby name popularity for boys with 424 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 618 in baby name popularity for boys with 421 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Neil Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Neil has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Neil to other names.

Neil Related Names

Neil is a form of Niall.

Variants of the name Neil include Neal, Niles, Nyla, Nylah.

The names Neilan, Neilina, Netta, Nyle, Nyles are all forms of Neil.

Neil has the diminutive (nickname) Neely.

Famous Neils

  • Neil Armstrong ~ Astronaut
  • Neil Colville ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Neil Diamond ~ Rock Musician
  • Neil Gaiman ~ Writer
  • Neil Johnston ~ Basketball Player
  • Neil Patrick Harris ~ Actor
  • Neil Young ~ Rock Musician

Neil Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Neil.

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Neil Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Neil in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Neil.

Just for fun, see the name Neil in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Neil in Nautical Flags page.