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Meaning and name origin

Neila \ne(i)-la\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Neelie, Neely and Neilla.

For more information, see also the related girl name Neala.


Neila is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Neila for girls. Neila has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (Source: 2014 Birth Name 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 also pronounced similarly to Naila, Nailah, Nealla, Neelia, Neelya, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Nelli, Nelly, Neola, Nila, Noela, Noella, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nuala, Nula and Nyla. Other suggested 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.