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Gender: Male Meaning of Neville: "new town" Origin of Neville: French

The name Neville is a boy's name of French origin meaning "new town". Neville and is often added to lists like Names from Harry Potter and discussed in our forums with posts like "what's the best first name for this middle name?".

From the experts:

More often used in Britain than here, where most names ending in ville fall into the unthinkable class, this might make an exception via fans of the musical Neville Brothers.

Charles Dickens used the name for a character in his unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

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Famous People Named Neville

(Arthur) Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister
Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist
(John Frederick) Neville Cardus, English sportswriter and critic
Neville Kenneth Wran, Australian politician; 35th Premier of New South Wales
Neville Southall, Welsh footballer
Neville Frederick Duke, British WWII flying ace
Neville Costigan, Australian Rugby league player
Neville (born Benjamin Satterley), American pro wrestler
Neville Lancelot Goddard (1905-1972), metaphysical author
Aaron Neville, American singer

Pop Culture References for the name Neville

Neville Longbottom, character in "Harry Potter"
Nevel Papperman, character in TV's "iCarly"
The Neville Brothers, a soul & funk music group

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