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Neil also means "blue" in Hindi.
FireFlower413  7/28/2005
This name belongs to Neil Gaiman, an awarded author whose work includes fantasy/horror books such as Coraline, American Gods, Neverwhere, and the famed The Sandman comic series.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2005
Neil is the name of the harassed hippie on the 80's comedy show The Young Ones. (Played by Nigel Planer.)
― Anonymous User  12/17/2005
The boy who wants to become an actor and kills himself when his father puts a stop to it in the film Dead Poets Society is called Neil.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Neil Tennant is the singer in the British pop duo The Pet Shop Boys.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Neil Armstrong is a famous bearer.
GuessModel  4/11/2006
Canadian musician Neil Young (reportedly born Neil Percival Kenneth Robert Ragland Young) is a famous bearer of the name. His career is made up of solo work (songs such as "After the Gold Rush" and "Heart of Gold," among many others) as well as work in the bands Buffalo Springfield ("For What It's Worth"); Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young ("Ohio"); and Crazy Horse ("Cinnamon Girl").

In addition to being immensely talented both in writing songs and in playing multiple instruments (Kurt Cobain cited Young's guitar style as a major influence), Young is a principled man who has turned down every commercial endorsement offered to him. He is also extremely liberal, as evidenced by "Let's Impeach the President," a scathing protest song written in response to the Bush administration.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  7/25/2006
Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's husband is called Neil.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2007
Neil Finn is a musician, singer and songwriter from New Zealand. Known for being in Crowded House, Split Enz, and The Finn Brothers as well as having a solo career.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2007
This name is also occasionally used as a nickname for Cornelius.
Ouaie  7/8/2007
Neil Peart is the drummer for the rock band Rush.
Brenna  12/27/2007
Two famous bearers - singer Neil Diamond and President Bush has a brother named Neil.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2008
I quite like the sound of this name, but not the aesthetics.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  3/10/2009
Filmaker, singer, and Internet personality Neil Cicierega bears this name.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2009
Neil C. Roberts (August 16, 1969 – March 4, 2002) United States Navy SEAL, fell from rear ramp of helicopter being fired upon by enemy machine guns during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan, because bullets had cut some of the hydraulic lines and he had slipped on leaking oil. Remembered with honor for having immediately turned to face the enemy in spite of his fall and his injuries, and survived for many minutes armed only with a pistol and two grenades, before being shot dead. First US Navy SEAL killed since 1999.
SithiR  5/7/2009
Neil is an excellent name. Both possible meanings seem so euphoric and elusive. It may seem run of the mill, but it has a certain energy. Every Neil I've heard have has been completely interesting- you never seem to meet an ordinary Neil.
Wilted  6/14/2009
A famous barer is American actor and magician Neil Patrick Harris.
Moon  8/11/2009
Neil's a very elegant name, in my opinion. It's a bit short, but the sound of it is so beautiful.
slyboots  11/15/2009
In Irish, Néill (pronounced like nail) is the genitive form of Niall. That's why Hugh O'Neill is called Aodh Ó Néill in Irish, rather than Aodh Ó Niall.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2009
Neil Peart is my fav drummer and writer,
Writing Queen  4/24/2010
Neil Oliver is a scottish bloke with hair. He presents the British TV show 'Coast.'
― Anonymous User  5/4/2010
Neil Halstead is a British guitarist and singer. He was a founding member of Slowdive and Mojave 3.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2010
Would be a good nickname for Nathaniel.
― Anonymous User  9/11/2010
First name of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
SSF  7/7/2011
This name definitely deserves a comeback! I love it to pieces lol!
GibsonGirl  1/20/2012
Neil Hannon is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, and composer. He's the only permanent member of The Divine Comedy, composed the theme songs for The IT Crowd, Father Ted, and also did music for Doctor Who and The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
mymymetrocard  7/8/2012
Neil Sanderson, drummer of Three Days Grace :)
― Anonymous User  7/14/2012
Neil is one of the main characters in the Game Boy Advance video game Mario Golf: Advance Tour.
― Anonymous User  11/2/2014
Neil Ross is a famous voice actor. I remember him for voicing Keith on Voltron.
PinkJazzX  12/22/2016
This person landed on the moon! Omg!
pstephens  11/30/2017
In Arabic a very similar name is used Nael نائِلِ and it means "the generous one", could be related somehow.
Hammoudeh49  2/24/2018
Always makes me think of a mealworm. Maybe since Neil and meal rhyme? IDK. To me, this is definitely a geeky name.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2018
I love this name for a boy and grown man! I’ve known two Neil’s who are both kind and professional. One Neil I know volunteered as Santa for sick children in some of our local hospitals for decades. The other Neil owns a private school in my home town. There are also the famous Neil’s as mentioned above, but let’s not forget Neil Diamond! I hope to see this one rise!
LV51sfan91  5/18/2018

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