Neill name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Neill

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Variant spelling of Neil, anglicised form of Goidelic Niall.

  1. A male given name from Irish.
  2. A surname​ derived from the given name.

Notable Persons Named Neill

Notable Persons Named Neill

Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp is a film director, film producer, screenwriter, and animator. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Neill was born on September 17th, 1979 in Johannesburg.

Mojo Nixon

Mojo Nixon is a cowpunk, psychobilly, rock, roll, and country music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to 2004. Mojo was given the name Neill Kirby McMillan Jr. on August 2nd, 1957.

Neill Armstrong

Neill Armstrong is a football player. Neill was born on March 9th, 1926 in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

Neill Collins

Neill Collins is a soccer player for the Sheffield United F.C., Queen's Park F.C., Dumbarton F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., Hartlepool United F.C., Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Preston North End F.C., Leeds United F.C., Port Vale F.C., Scotland national under-21 football team, and Scotland national f. Neill was born on September 2nd, 1983 in Troon, Scotland.

Neill Barry

Neill Barry is an actor and screenwriter. He was most active from 1980 to present. Neill was born on November 29th, 1965 in New York City.

Neill S. Brown

Neill S. Brown was a Governor of Tennessee, Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, United States Minister to Russia, Speakerof theTennessee House of Representatives, and United States Ambassador to Russia. Neill was born on April 18th, 1810 in Giles County, Tennessee. He left this life on January 30th, 1886.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Neill

Notable Persons With the Last Name Neill

Sam Neill

Sam Neill is an actor and voice actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to present. Sam was given the name Nigel John Dermot Neill on September 14th, 1947 in Omagh. Sam is also known as Neill and Nigel John Dermot.

Amanda Blake

Amanda Blake was an actress. Her career lasted from 1950 to 1989. Amanda was given the name Beverly Louise Neill on February 20th, 1929 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. She left this life on August 16th, 1989.

Noel Neill

Noel Neill is an actress. She was most prominent from 1940 to 2006. Noel was given the name Noel Darleen Neill on November 25th, 1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

Lucas Neill

Lucas Neill is a soccer player for the Manly United FC, Australian Institute of Sport, Millwall F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., West Ham United F.C., Everton F.C., Galatasaray S.K. (football), Al Jazira Club, Al-Wasl F.C., Sydney FC, Omiya Ardija, Watford F.C., Doncaster Rovers F.C., and Australia na. Lucas was born on March 9th, 1978 in Sydney, Australia.

Ve Neill

Ve Neill is a makeup artist. She has had major accomplishments since 1977. Ve was born in 1951 in Riverside, California. Ve is also known as Mary Flores.

A. S. Neill

A. S. Neill was an educator and author. A. was given the name Alexander Sutherland Neill on October 17th, 1883 in Forfar, Scotland. He breathed his last breath on September 23rd, 1973.

  • Roy William Neill
    Film Director
  • James Neill
    Military Person
  • Damian O'Neill
  • Rose Neill
    Television Broadcaster
  • Coirpre Mac Neill
  • Charles P. Neill
  • Patrick Neill
  • Thomas Hewson Neill
  • George Neill
    Soccer Player
  • Francis K. Neill
    Football Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Neill U.S.
  White 93.12% 64.26%
  African American 1.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Neill

People with the last name Neill are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Neill

  • How Popular is the name Neill? Neill is the 7,421st most popular name of all time. As a last name Neill was the 3,768th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Neill have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,819 babies born with the first name Neill in the United States. That's more than enough people named Neill to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Neill? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Neill first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Neill is Friday, February 27th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Neill born? The highest recorded use of the first name Neill was in 1950 with a total of 36 babies.
  • Random Neill Factoid: According to the 1953 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Neill is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1953.
  • Weird things about the name Neill: The name spelled backwards is Llien. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nleil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Neill? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,404 people with the last name Neill.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Neill? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Neill as their last name.
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