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What does Neila mean?

Neila /nei-la/ as a girls' name is pronounced NEE-lah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Neila is "closing, locking". The final service on Yom Kippur is called Neila. Also a feminine form of Neil.


Neila has 3 variants: Neelie, Neely and Neilla.

Related girl name: Neala.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Neima, Neiva, ..

(male) Neilary, Neinar, ..

How popular is Neila?

Neila is an unusual first name for females. Neila is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Neely is the only prominent related form of Neila (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. This form of Neila was popular as a birth name in the 1880s (#1823). Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Neila and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Neila and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Neila is alike in pronunciation to Naila, Nailah, Nalea, Nealla, Neelia, Neelya, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Nelley, Nelli, Nellie, Nelly, Neola, Nila, Noela, Noella, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nuala, Nualla, Nula, Nyla and Nylah. Other recommended names are Abila, Adila, Bella, Beula, Beyla, Breila, Cecila, Ceila, Della, Geila, Hella, Jeyla, Keala, Keila, Leila, Lela, Mila, Naida, Naima, Nea, Neale, Nebula, Neel, Neema, Neile, Neille, Neima, Neina, Neiva, Nel, Nell, Nelle, Nenita, Nenna, Nerida, Neriya, Netia, Netta, Neysa, Nia, Nira, Pella, Perla, Rella, Seila, Shila, Tecla, Tehila, Tzila and Verla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Neila.