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What does Neill mean?

Neill Pronunciation of Neill [neill] as a boys' name. The name Neill means "champion". Neill is a version of Neil (Irish, Gaelic): Scottish variation of Niall.

Associated with: champion.


Neill has 9 variants: Neal, Neale, Neall, Neel, Neile, Nial, Niall, Niel and Nile.

7 more relations via Neil: Nealle, Nealon, Neilan, Neille, Neils, Nels and Niles.

Creative forms:
(male) Naill, Nall, ..

(female) Neino, Neita, ..

Middle name pairings:
Neill Taha (N.T.), ..

How popular is Neill?

Neill is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#3651 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Neill was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #1397 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Neil (#639 from recent data), Neal (#1212), Neel (#1652), Nile, Niles, Niel, Neale, Nels and Niall are the popular varying forms of Neill. Adoption of these relations of Neill was common during the years 1950-1959 (adoption of 0.1%) and is now much diminished, with versions like Neal falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Neill, Neal, Neale, Neel, Neil in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nels, Niall, Niel, Nile, Niles in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Neill is alike in pronunciation to Knoll, Newall, Newel, Newell, Newhall, Noel, Noll, Nowel and Nowell. Other suggested similar names are Axill, Beall, Bell, Bill, Chill, Dell, Gaill, Gill, Hill, Kell, Merill, Neely, Nevil, Nevile, Nevill, Neville, Nils, Peall, Pell, Sill, Till, Vaill, Verill and Will. These names tend to be more commonly used than Neill.

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