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Neil Name Popularity

How popular is the name Neil? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 510 8 0.0023%
1911 532 9 0.0024%
1912 320 97 0.0192%
1913 315 124 0.0219%
1914 300 184 0.0264%
1915 309 233 0.0256%
1916 264 323 0.0334%
1917 269 324 0.0324%
1918 288 319 0.0297%
1919 287 317 0.0303%
1920 248 454 0.0408%
1921 256 450 0.0393%
1922 256 442 0.0397%
1923 248 475 0.0424%
1924 247 510 0.0439%
1925 230 532 0.0471%
1926 221 572 0.052%
1927 226 560 0.0506%
1928 200 653 0.061%
1929 197 652 0.0629%
1930 176 785 0.0751%
1931 165 855 0.0866%
1932 161 909 0.092%
1933 149 980 0.1052%
1934 154 918 0.095%
1935 167 825 0.0849%
1936 157 891 0.0925%
1937 158 934 0.0948%
1938 153 1,039 0.1015%
1939 152 1,047 0.1029%
1940 156 1,050 0.0988%
1941 161 1,041 0.0925%
1942 160 1,074 0.0851%
1943 162 1,121 0.0859%
1944 162 1,107 0.0893%
1945 157 1,191 0.0977%
1946 161 1,320 0.0895%
1947 163 1,438 0.0861%
1948 166 1,376 0.0862%
1949 161 1,456 0.0905%
1950 156 1,590 0.0988%
1951 149 1,747 0.103%
1952 147 1,890 0.1083%
1953 146 1,920 0.1085%
1954 149 1,933 0.1057%
1955 159 1,772 0.0963%
1956 169 1,741 0.0922%
1957 182 1,656 0.0861%
1958 174 1,700 0.0899%
1959 183 1,623 0.0854%
1960 199 1,433 0.0756%
1961 196 1,499 0.0794%
1962 212 1,274 0.0694%
1963 204 1,421 0.0792%
1964 178 1,520 0.0864%
1965 190 1,307 0.0799%
1966 198 1,197 0.0767%
1967 200 1,133 0.0747%
1968 217 1,033 0.0688%
1969 164 1,664 0.108%
1970 178 1,562 0.0982%
1971 182 1,406 0.0936%
1972 183 1,289 0.0946%
1973 180 1,283 0.099%
1974 175 1,314 0.1011%
1975 173 1,322 0.1029%
1976 173 1,324 0.1027%
1977 166 1,422 0.1055%
1978 159 1,507 0.1121%
1979 165 1,466 0.104%
1980 181 1,340 0.0916%
1981 187 1,315 0.0895%
1982 186 1,322 0.0885%
1983 195 1,197 0.0811%
1984 205 1,092 0.0734%
1985 201 1,182 0.0779%
1986 211 1,120 0.0742%
1987 220 1,049 0.0687%
1988 238 978 0.0628%
1989 251 998 0.0618%
1990 261 993 0.0599%
1991 289 876 0.0537%
1992 325 750 0.047%
1993 326 744 0.0477%
1994 354 659 0.0429%
1995 362 627 0.0416%
1996 406 535 0.0357%
1997 436 469 0.0317%
1998 466 439 0.0293%
1999 471 445 0.0297%
2000 491 425 0.0278%
2001 510 403 0.0267%
2002 575 336 0.0224%
2003 588 328 0.0216%
2004 640 278 0.0182%
2005 612 324 0.0212%
2006 609 351 0.0224%
2007 743 252 0.016%
2008 701 288 0.0186%
2009 625 353 0.0236%
2010 679 296 0.0205%
2011 649 315 0.0221%
2012 630 329 0.0231%
2013 633 335 0.0235%
2014 639 351 0.0241%
2015 627 364 0.025%
2016 613 388 0.0269%
2017 614 368 0.0264%
2018 610 380 0.0277%
2019 616 377 0.0278%
2020 725 284 0.0223%

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Names Like Neil

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What names are variants of Neil?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Neil.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Neal

“The champion,” from the Irish niadh.

Irish

Neale

Champion

Irish

Neall

Champion

Irish

Nealle

Champion

Irish

Nealon

Champion

Irish

Neel

Horn; champion

Latin

Neilan

Champion

Irish

Neile

Champion

Irish

Neill

Champion

Irish

Neille

Champion

Irish

Neils

Champion

Irish

Nels

Scandinavian

Nial

Champion

Irish

Niall

Champion

Irish

Niel

Champion

Irish

Nile

Champion

Irish

Niles

A variant form of Nicholas.

Irish

Oneal

Champion

Irish


What names sound like Neil?

If you like how Neil sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Neil.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Neely

Horn

Latin

Newel

New hall

English

Noel

Christmas

French

Noll

Olive tree

Latin


What names are similar to Neil?

Find a name that’s like Neil, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cornelius

Horn

Latin

Niels

Danish


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1 Comment

  1. I thought it sounded friendly, we love rare-ish names. His older sister is named Olive, I just love Neil and Olive as a name pairing. His middle name is Elliot, (His grandpa’s name) which is really adorable with his first name.


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