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Boy Names Starting with Ne-

Ne- baby names and what they mean, with 40 results. Ne- names are used more often as feminine names. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in the 1930s (ADOPTION OF 0.2%) and have become significantly less widespread since (ADOPTION 0.1%, DOWN 55.8%), with names like Neal becoming somewhat outmoded. Nehemiah (#396) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this list, while Neu (TOP 5%) and Neves (5%) are familiar Ne- last names. Here is the list of Ne- names for girls.

Ne- names

Neal - Nenzo | Neper - Nezer

Neal - Nenzo

Neal and variants

Neal1, var. Neel1, Nealle1, Neall1, Neale1
Stems fr. Irish word. Variant of Neil. Nehal is also a marginally prominent kid's name.

Cornelius and variants

Neely, Neil1, Neel2, Neal2
Forms of Cornelius. Stems fr. Latin. "Horn." Common as surnames, and Neel (UPPER 3%) is comparable to common surnames Deel (UPPER 5%), Beel (26%), which also end with -eel.

Derived fr. Greek language. "New man." Neander is rarely used as a male name, registering frequently (UPPER 73%) as a last name.

Mythology .. Unconventional. Nebo is not listed in the US Demographics. See also Sebo.

Nehum, Nechum
Var. of Nachum. Derivative of Hebrew language. "Comfort." Narhum and Nehumi are creative variations.

Neckarios, var. Nektarius, Nektario, Nectarius, Nectarios, Nectaire
Source fr. Greek language. "Of nectar." Unique. Neckarios, Nektarius, etc. are not listed in the US Census.

Edmund and variants

Neddie1, Ned1
Var. of Edmund. Source fr. Old English word. "Wealthy protector." Usage of Ned as a boys' name has trended downward since the 1890s.

Neddie2, Ned2
Forms of Edward. Root fr. Old English language. "Wealthy guard." Ned is generally used as a boys' name among the variant forms of Edward.

Neddy1, Neddie3, Ned3
Forms of Edwin. Origin fr. Old English. "Wealthy friend." Neddie and forms were popular as birth names in the 1890s.

Neddy2, Ned4
Var. of Edgar. Source fr. Old English language. "Wealthy spear." Ned is common (UPPER 51%) as a given name, whereas Neddy is rare.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ne- names: Neal, Neale, Ned, Neel, Neely

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ne- names: Neftali, Nehemiah, Neil, Neill, Nels, Nelson

Origin fr. English language. Nickname for Edward (Old English) wealthy .. Less used today. Ned was last found in 1990 in the Top 2000.

Naftali and variants

Nephthali, Nephtali, Nefthali, Neftali
Forms of Naftali. Derivative of Hebrew element. "Struggling." Less popular today. Neftali was the form last found (2003) in the Top 2000.

Derivative of Amharic word. "He will become a king." Not in popularity charts.

Nehemiah and variants

Nehemiah, var. Nechemya, Nechemiah, Nechemia
Based on Hebrew element. "Comforter." Nehemiah and variants became less popular last year, dropping on average -6 rankings as boys' names with Nehemiah leading the fall.

Neil and variants

Neil2, var. Nels1, Neils1, Neille, Neill, Neilan, Neile, Neel3, Nealon, Nealle2, Neale2, Neall2, Neal3
Derivative of Irish, Gaelic word. "Champion." Neal, Neale, Neel, Neil, Neill and Nels are more prevalent as children's names among these forms.


Derived fr. Scandinavian language. Variant of Nicholas (Greek) "victorious people". Somewhat rarely used as a boys' name, Nels occurs more frequently as a surname. See also Niels.

Nelson and variants

Nelson, var. Nelsen, Nels3, Neillson, Neilson, Nealson, Neils2
Variant of Neil .. Nelson and Nels are more widely used as baby names among these variations.

Root fr. Spanish element. "Justice." Not Top 2000 name.

From Latin element. "Nobody." Compare surnames Neto (TOP 14%), Neo (81%). See also Nebo.

Var. of Lorenzo. Based on Spanish, Italian, Latin languages. "From Laurentum." Not in popularity charts. See also Nunzio.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ne- names for boys.

1. Neal - Nenzo
Neal [Neel, Neall, Neale, Nealle], Cornelius [Neel, Neil, Neal, Neely], Neander, Nebo, Nachum [Nehum, Nechum], Neckarios [Nektario, Nectaire, Nektarius, Nectarius, Nectarios], Edmund [Ned, Neddie], Edward [Ned, Neddie], Edwin [Ned, Neddy, Neddie], Edgar [Ned, Neddy], Ned, Naftali [Neftali, Nefthali, Nephtali, Nephthali], Negasi, Nehemiah [Nechemya, Nechemia, Nechemiah], Neil [Neel, Nels, Neils, Neill, Neile, Neille, Neilan, Nealon, ..], Nels, Nelson [Nels, Neils, Nelsen, Neilson, Nealson, Neillson], Nemesio, Nemo, Lorenzo [Nenzo]

Napier [Neper], Neptune, Ner, Nereus [Nereo], Nesbit [Nesbitt], Nestor [Nester, Nestore, Nestorio, Nesterio], Nathaniel [Nethanel, Nethanyel, Nethaniel], Nevada, Nevan [Nevin], Neville [Nev, Nevil, Nevyle, Nevill, Nevile], Nevin [Nev, Nevon, Neven, Nevan, Nevins], Newbury [Newbery, Newberry], Newcomb [Newcombe], Newell [Newel, Newall, Newhall], Newland, Newlin, Newman [Newsy, Neuman, Newmann, Neumann], Newport, Newton, Nezer

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