Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. NYEE-əv(Irish)
NYEEV(Irish)
NYEE-əw(Irish)
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "bright" in Irish. She was the daughter of the sea god Manannán mac Lir in Irish legends. She fell in love with the poet Oisín, the son of Fionn mac Cumhaill. It has been used as a given name for people only since the early 20th century.

Related Names

VariantsNeve(Irish) Níam(Irish Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesNia(Welsh)

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   youthful   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   complex   nerdy  

Categories

Entry updated January 21, 2022