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Neely (boy)

What does Neely mean?

Neely Pronunciation of Neely [neely] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Neely) is of Latin origin, and the name Neely means "horn". Neely is a version of Cornelius (Latin): from "cornu".


3 related forms via Cornelius: Neal, Neel and Neil.

Creative forms:
(male) Naly, Neele, ..

(female) Neele, Neeny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Neely Ross (N.R.), ..

How popular is Neely?

Neely is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#1393 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Neely was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #1609 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Cornelius (#1204 the previous year), Neal (#1212), Neel (#1652) and Neil (#639) are the popular related forms of Neely rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Neely was more pronounced 9 decades ago (usage of 0.16%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.04%, 72.9%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Neely, Cornelius, Neal, Neel, Neil in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Denly, Greely, Hedly (see Hedley), Kealy, Keely, Kelly, Kenly, Lesly, Lezly, Neale, Neall, Neddy, Neile, Neill, Neils, Nels, Newel, Newell, Newsy, Niel, Niels, Noel, Penly, Redly (see Redley), Seely and Wesly. These names tend to be more commonly used than Neely.

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