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What does Neilla mean?

Neilla Pronunciation of Neilla [neil-la] as a name for girls is a Hebrew name, and Neilla means "champion; closing, locking". Neilla is a variant form of Neala (Irish, Gaelic): feminine of Neal. Neilla is also a variant of Neila (Hebrew).


6 related forms via Neala, Neila: Neale, Nealla, Neelie, Neely, Neile and Neille.

Creative forms:
(female) Neilta, Neilu, ..

(male) Neilli, Neilta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Neilla Kamdyn (N.K.), ..

How popular is Neilla?

Neilla is an unusual given name for females. Neilla is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Neely is the only popular related form of Neilla (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. This relation of Neilla reached the apex of its popularity in the 1880s. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Neilla is alike in pronunciation to Naila, Nailah, Nalea, Neelia, Neelya, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Nelley, Nelli, Nellie, Nelly, Neola, Nila, Noela, Noella, Nola, Noola, Nowla, Nuala, Nualla, Nula and Nyla. Other suggested similar names are Bella, Billa, Cecilla, Ceila, Ceilia, Cilla, Csilla, Della, Dilla, Emilla, Geila, Hella, Keila, Kemilla, Leila, Lilla, Mella, Milla, Nebula, Neel, Neelle (see Neilina), Neilina, Neima, Neina, Neiva, Nel, Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nerola, Nilda, Nillda (see Nilda), Nilsa, Noell, Noelle, Orilla, Pella, Quilla, Reilly, Rella, Rilla, Seila, Sevilla, Shilla, Tehilla, Teill, Teille, Twilla, Willa and Zilla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Neilla.

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