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Gender: Female Meaning of Neela: "sapphire blue" Origin of Neela: Hindi, Sanskrit

The name Neela is a girl's name of Hindi, Sanskrit, African origin meaning "sapphire blue". Neela and is often added to lists like Girl Names from Africa and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

A variation of Nila, a name spread through African by the substantial Indian population there. Also a variant of Neala and Neila.

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Famous People Named Neela

Neela Marikkar, Sri Lankan businesswoman of Dentsu Grant
(Visharada) Neela Wickramasinghe, Sri Lankan singer
Neela Winkelmann-Heyrovská, Czech academic, environmental activist and government official
Sikkil Neela, Indian flautist of the Sikkil Sisters

Pop Culture References for the name Neela

Dr. Neela Rasgotra, character on TV's ER
Neela, character from "Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift"
Neela, character on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
Neela, Princess of Matali and Navi's descendant, from Jennifer Donnelly's Waterfire Saga