Gender: Female Pronunciation: Neh-ee-lah Meaning of Neila: "locking, closing" Origin of Neila: Hebrew

Neila Origin and Meaning

The name Neila is a girl's name of Hebrew, Irish origin meaning "locking, closing".

This name of the final service on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is sometimes given symbolically to girls born on that day.

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Waverly123 Says:


I would have thought it was Nay-la.

starrkissed Says:


I like Neel-uh better. Pretty name!

megan7410 Says:


My grandma's name is Neila, and she pronounces it "Neel-uh". So I was surprised to see this pronunciation.