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Gender: MMeaning of Neil: "cloud"Origin of Neil: IrishNeil's Popularity in 2012: #623
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Always the top spelling of the name; Neil peaked in the 1950s, but then enjoyed a second coming following the fame of such Neils as astronaut Armstrong and singers Sedaka, Diamond, and Young. Now semiretired.
Neil Armstrong, American astronaut (d. 2013)
Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist
Neil Simon, American playwright
Neil Diamond, American musician
Neil Young, Canadian musician
Neil Sedaka, American musician
Neil Gaiman, English author
Neil PatrickHarris, American actor
Neil Byrne, Irish singer
Neil Abercrombie, American politician and governor of Hawaii
Neil Lennon, Celtic Football Club Manager. Dustin Neil Diamond, American actor