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Gender: M Meaning of Neil: "cloud" Origin of Neil: Irish Neil's Popularity in 2016: #629

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 Tennant, English singer
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
Neil Mallon Pierce Bush, American businessman and investor, fourth of six children of former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush

Pop Culture References for the name Neil

Neil, character in novelette "The End" by author Justine Avery
Neil Marshall, character from "Ace Attorney"
Neil Josten, character from Nora Sakavic's "The Foxhole Court"
Neil Perry, character from "Dead Poets Society" (aspiring actor, passionate, good-hearted)

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)