Anglicized spelling of Irish Niamh or Italian and Portuguese

Neve Origin and Meaning

The name Neve is a girl's name of Irish, Latin origin meaning "snow".

Introduced to the American public by actress Neve Campbell; it was her Dutch-born mother's maiden name. Neve is an interesting and fresh new possibility, one which Conan O'Brien chose for his daughter.

Neve Campbell pronounces her name nehv, to rhyme with Bev or Lev. If taken to represent the Italian and Portuguese word for snow, the pronunciation would change to nehv-ay. As an Anglicized form of the Irish Niamh, the correct pronunciation would be neev.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern chose the name Neve for her daughter, born while she was in office.

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Neve Popularity

Famous People Named Neve

  • Neve Adrianne CampbellCanadian actress
  • Carol "Neve" McIntoshScottish actress
  • Maria della Neve AdelaidePrincess of Parma; daughter of Robert I, Duke of Parma
  • Neve O'Brien (b. 2003)daughter of comedian and talk show host Conan O'Brien
  • Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford (b. 2018)daughter of Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern

Neve in Pop Culture

  • NeveAmerican pop,rock band
  • Neevecharacter in the series "The Raven Cycle" by Maggie Stiefvater