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What does Neila mean?

Neila Pronunciation of Neila [neila] 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.

Creative forms:
(female) Neilai, Nerla, ..

(male) Neinar, Neise, ..

Middle name pairings:
Neila Lidia (N.L.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. 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). (2015 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.