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What does Neils mean?

Neils Pronunciation of Neils as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Neils is "champion". Neils is a version of Neil (Irish, Gaelic): Scottish version of Niall. Neils is also a derivative of Nelson.




VARIANTS Nils, Niles, Nels

RELATED FORMS VIA NEIL, NELSON Neal, Neale, Neall, Nealle, Nealon, Nealson, Neel, Neilan, Neile, Neill, Neille, Neillson, Neilson, Nelsen, Nial, Niall, Niel, Nile, Nilson

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How popular is Neils?

Neils is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#34630 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Neal (#1609 FROM RECENT DATA), Neale, Neel (#1777), Neil (#626), Neill, Nels, Nelson (#671), Niall (#1667), Niel, Nile (#1973), Niles and Nils are the popular varying forms of Neils (NOT RANKED) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Neils was well-received during the years 1930-1939 (USAGE OF 0.2%) and has become much diminished since (USAGE 0.06%, 68.7%), with versions such as Neil becoming less stylish. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Niles, Nils in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Neils is pronounced similarly to Niels and Nyles. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Beals, Neely, Nevil, Nevile, Nevill, Nevins, Nilos and Wells. Like Neils, these names are not commonly used.

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