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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Neil

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Neil in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Neil:

  • Records indicate that 99,924 boys in the United States have been named Neil since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1954, when 1,949 people in the U.S. were given the name Neil. Those people are now 66 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Neil

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      6 Positive Comments

  • "I was named Neil in the UK 1957.Always thought it quite suited me & like that its not too common. My own mother used to sometimes misspell it, Niel instead of Neil.Much to the dismay of a teacher one time whist reading a sick note. I have also very often been refered to as Ian." Sep. 25, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Neil is becoming more popular in the US. The name Neil is also popular in India, although I believe it is spelled differently." Dec. 1, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a nice strong masculine name, that is coming back in fashion like many other old names." Aug. 26, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Neal"s are inferior to us. They can have their fake spelling of our name for all I care." Mar. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my dad's nickname. His full name is Leoneildo (Portuguese) But I like Neil. I find it to be very chivalrous (sp?). I just think it's nice." Mar. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "People often mispell it, using the "Neal" spelling" Feb. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I've never liked it and thought it wasn't very masculine. Too much like squeal. For some reason it's common for people named Neil to get called Ian by mistake. lol" Oct. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Neil. It's a pretty decent name. Unusual enough so I am usually the only Neil in a group. I was definitely the only Neil through school and college." Sep. 6, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name!strong and masculine as are the Neil?s I?ve known" Apr. 21, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I get people trying to spell it Neal, and I tell them that Neals are idiots. I wondered if Neil Armstrong had anything to do with the popularity around the time I was born (1972). Didn't even think of Young or Diamond." Aug. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Borne in recent years by American astronaut Neil Armstrong, who in 1969 became the first man to land on the Moon, and by songsters Neil Diamond and Neil Young, American and Canadian respectively. Unfortunately, this once-popular boy's name is mainly restricted to dads and grandfathers these days. Nevertheless, it sounds fresh and innovative when used for a young girl, just like all them other old mannish names ripe for female adoption, such as Wayne and Gary and Roy and Stanley." May. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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