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Gender: Female Meaning of Neelam: "blue sapphire" Origin of Neelam: Hindi

The name Neelam is a girl's name of Hindi origin meaning "blue sapphire". Neelam and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

It is said that if one wears a flawless blue sapphire, it can remove poverty and provide health, wealth, long life, happiness and prosperity.

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Famous People Named Neelam

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, 6th President of India (male)
Neelam Kothari, Indian actress and designer
Neelam Muneer, Pakistani actress
Neelam Saxena Chandra, Indian poet
Neelam Kaur Gill, British model
Neelam Sivia, Indian actress

Pop Culture References for the name Neelam


caetano Says:


This is quite gorgeous

iipostmvh Says:


Neelam does seem more masculine, perhaps because (with my pronunciation) it sounds similar to Liam, but I like both very much. I think Neela would be clearly feminine, but I also think Neelam on a girl/woman sounds very strong and grounded. Best wishes!

snowsbeloved Says:


Lovely meaning! So many names from the places and cultures across Eastern Europe, Western Asia, East and Southeast Asia, and Africa have such unique names with mind blowingly beautiful meanings. But it's sad because they're so unfamiliar in the US that most folks will butcher its pronunciation (causing a burden to the wearer of the name) or invite bullying. It's just so sad :(

berry_chick Says:


Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think NameBerry has the incorrect meaning. I think Neelam is supposed to mean "water" not "blue sapphire"

jahanbismi Says:


I'm stuck between this and Neela, I think this one is more tomboy-ish.