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Neely (girl)

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What does Neely mean?

Neely /nee-ly/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Neely). Neely's name origins are Latin and Hebrew, 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.

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

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

(male) Neele, Neene, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Neely for girls. 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. (2014 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.

Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Neely and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Neely appearing in the Top 2000 are Nellie (#1301 in 2014), Nelly (#1565), Nila (#1834), 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.