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Gender: M Meaning of Neil: "cloud" Origin of Neil: Irish Neil's Popularity in 2014: #655

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.

Famous People Named Neil

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 Patrick Harris, American actor
Neil Postman, American media theorist and author
Neil Byrne, Irish singer
Neil Abercrombie, American politician and governor of Hawaii
Neil Lennon, Celtic Football Club Manager.
Dustin Neil Diamond, American actor
Neil LaBute, American playwright and film director

Pop Culture References for the name Neil

Neil Marshall, character from 'Ace Attorney'

Neile, Neal, Niel, Neall, Nigel, Neill, Neils, Niele, Nels, Nil, Neihl, Niles, Nealon, Neale, Niels, Neel, Nils, Nilo, Nealle

Neil's International Variations

Nyle (Scandinavian) Niall (Irish)