"new town"

Neville Origin and Meaning

The name Neville is a boy's name of French origin meaning "new town".

More often used in Britain than here, where most names ending in ville fall into the unthinkable class, this might make an exception via fans of the musical Neville Brothers.

Charles Dickens used the name for a character in his unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

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Famous People Named Neville

  • (Arthur) Neville ChamberlainBritish Prime Minister
  • Neville MarrinerEnglish conductor and violinist
  • (John Frederick) Neville CardusEnglish sportswriter and critic
  • Neville Kenneth WranAustralian politician; 35th Premier of New South Wales
  • Neville SouthallWelsh footballer
  • Neville Frederick DukeBritish WWII flying ace
  • Neville CostiganAustralian Rugby league player
  • Neville (born Benjamin Satterley)American pro wrestler
  • Neville Lancelot Goddard (19051972), metaphysical author
  • Aaron NevilleAmerican singer

Neville in Pop Culture

  • Neville Longbottomcharacter in "Harry Potter"
  • Nevel Pappermancharacter in TV's "iCarly"
  • The Neville Brothersa soul & funk music group