Neil

Neil - A very unique male name



  Mar 26,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Neil, meaning cloud, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #519. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Neil and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Neil? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Neil. The baby boy name Neil was given to 326 baby boys in 2012, ranking #642 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,034 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Neil peaked in popularity 66 years ago in 1953 on position 146.



Famous with this name

Neil Rayment
Neil Maskell
Neil Burger


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Neil is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Neil is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #340 - and is the least popular in Michigan at position #890.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Neil is where you live.


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Neil origin and meaning

Neil is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means cloud. To see famous people named Neil, pop culture references for the name Neil and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Neil

We've found the following names that sound similar to Neil, sorted by popularity.

Neal / Noel / Neel / Newell / Nile / Niall / Nello / Neill / Nyle / Nihal /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012642
2011656
2010688
2009630
2008706
2007749
2006615
2005612
2004640
2003590
2002577
2001510
2000492
1999471
1998466
1997436
1996406
1995362
1994354
1993326
1992325
1991288
1990261
1989253
1988239
1987221
1986211
1985201
1984206
1983195
1982186
1981187
1980181
1979165
1978159
1977166
1976172
1975173
1974175
1973180
1972183
1971182
1970178
1969164
1968217
1967200
1966198
1965191
1964178
1963204
1962212
1961196
1960199
1959183
1958174
1957182
1956168
1955159
1954149
1953146
1952147
1951148
1950156
1949161
1948166
1947163
1946161
1945157
1944162
1943162
1942160
1941161
1940156
1939152
1938153
1937158
1936157
1935167
1934154
1933149
1932161
1931165
1930177
1929195
1928200
1927226
1926221
1925228
1924248
1923248
1922256
1921257
1920249
1919288
1918288
1917269
1916264
1915309
1914300
1913315
1912321
1911533
1910519

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey340
Connecticut347
Massachusetts432
Virginia435
New York450
Washington466
Maryland474
California487
Pennsylvania495
Minnesota527
Ohio547
Tennessee635
Illinois667
Texas709
North Carolina767
Georgia770
Arizona809
Florida818
Louisiana830
Michigan890

Even more about Neil


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Neil a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Neil?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1953
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Neil
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 5,034
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +326

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