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What does Neila mean?

Neila \ne(i)-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.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Neala.


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

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Neila for girls. Neila has not been recorded in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Neila name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Neila is alike in pronunciation to Naila, Nailah, Nealla, Neelia, Neelya, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Nelli, Nelly, Neola, Nila, Noela, Noella, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nuala, Nula and Nyla. Other recommended similar baby names are Ceila, Geila, Keila, Leila, Neale, Neel, Neile, Neille, Neima, Neina, Neiva, Nel, Nell, Nelle and Seila. These names tend to be more commonly used than Neila.