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Meaning and name origin

Neely \ne(e)-ly\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Neely), is of Latin and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Neely is "horn; closing, locking". Neely is a variant of Cornelia (Latin): feminine of the Roman family name Cornelius. Also a variant of Neila (Hebrew): the final service on Yom Kippur is called Neila.

Neely has 7 variant forms: Neelie, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Nellie, Nelly, Nila.


Neely is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4212 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1195 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Neely and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cornelia, Nelia, Nella, Nellie, Nelly and Nila. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cornelia, Nelia, Nella, Nellie, Nelly, Nila in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cornelia, Nellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Neely is also pronounced similarly to Neala, Neelia, Neelya, Nelley, Nelli, Neola and Noela. Other suggested similar baby names are Keely, Neale, Neel, Neelle, Neile, Nel, Nell, Nelle, Noel, Noele, Noell and Seely. These names tend to be less commonly used than Neely.


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