Neil Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Neil:
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Niall, which is of disputed meaning. Some believe it is from niadh (a champion); others think it is from néall (a cloud).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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I always thought Neil was a nice name for a guy. (although I can't imagine a little kid named Neil).
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I named my first son Neil. It's a nice classic name. It's not to common but not so unusal that people haven't heard the name.
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Neil Doggy FC
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Neil Armstrong, first man on the Moon
Neil Diamond, singer
Neil Young, singer and guitarist
Neil Simon, playwright
Neil Gaiman, author
Neil Patrick Harris, actor and magician
Neil Tennant, singer
Neil Finn, singer
Neil Byrne, guitarist, back up singer, and now one of the singers in 'Celtic Thunder'
Neil Buchanan, TV Host/Artist, Art Attack
Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and commentator
Neil Gibbs, famous actor and youtuber
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Neil Perry, a main character in the film "Dead Poets Society"
"Young" Niel Nordegraf, a character in the Scott Pilgrim Series
Neil Caffrey, art theif turned FBI consultant in "White Collar"