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Neely (girl)

What does Neely mean?

Neely Pronunciation of Neely [neely] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Neely) is a Latin and Hebrew name, and Neely means "horn; closing, locking". Neely is an alternate spelling of Cornelia (Latin). Neely is also a derivative of Neila (Hebrew).


Neely has 7 variants: Neelie, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Nellie, Nelly and Nila.

5 more different relations via Cornelia, Neila: Neel, Neeltje, Neilla, Nel and Nell.

Creative forms:
(female) Naly, Nily, ..

(male) Neele, Neene, ..

Middle name pairings:
Neely Nina (N.N.), ..

How popular is Neely?

Neely is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4212 out of 4276, Top 99%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#1393 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Neely entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #1823 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Neely name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Neely outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Neely appearing in the Top 2000 are Nellie (#1247 in 2015), Nelly (#1724), Nila (#1797), Nella, Nell, Nelia and Cornelia. These relations of Neely were popular as birth names a century ago (usage of 0.9%) and have become much less conventional since, with forms like Nellie going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Neely, Cornelia, Nelia, Nell, Nella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nellie, Nelly, Nila in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Neely is alike in pronunciation to Naila, Neala, Nealla, Neelia, Neelya, Nelley, Nelli, Neola, Noela, Noella, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nuala, Nula and Nyla. Other suggested similar names are Arely, Cecely, Delly, Emely, Haely, Hedly, Joely, Kealy, Keely, Kelly, Keyely, Lesly, Melly, Nately, Neale, Neelle (see Neilina), Neema, Neena, Neera, Neile, Nelle, Nelsy, Neroly (see Nerola), Nessy, Netty, Noel, Noele, Noell, Seely and Verly. These names tend to be less commonly used than Neely.

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