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Origin & Meaning

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

The meaning of Neil is "champion".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 655 in baby name popularity for boys with 397 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.


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Related Names

Neil is a form of the name 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.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Neil Armstrong, Neil Simon.

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.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.