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What does Neely mean?

Neely /nee-ly/ [2 sylls.] 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 20 more different forms via Cornelia, Neila: Cor, Corelie, Cornalia, Corneelija, Cornela, Cornelija, Cornella, Cornelle, Cornelya, Cornie, Korneelia, Korneelya, Kornelia, Kornelija, Kornelya, Neel, Neeltje, Neilla, Nel and Nell.

Kreatif forms: Nely, Nily. [more]

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. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Neely and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Neely (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000 are Nelly, Nila, Nellie, Nella, Nelia, Nell and Cornelia. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4724%) and have become much less widespread since, with the forms Cornelia, Nell, Nella, Nellie and Nila falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nelly, Nila in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Neely is alike in pronunciation to Neala, Neelia, Neelya, Nelley, Nelli, Neola and Noela. Other suggested similar baby names are Keely, Neale, Neelle, Neile, Nelle, Noel, Noele, Noell and Seely. These names tend to be less commonly used than Neely.