Neil: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Neil

An Irish name meaning "cloud." We could say something about the heavens, but let's be real - the "cloud" part probably more accurately describes the one your little Neil will leave after he farts in your presence, then runs away giggling. Because kids.

Nicknames:

It's pretty short already ...

Famous people named Neil:

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; playwright Neil Simon; singers Neil Young, Neil Diamond, and Neil Sedaka; astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Fun fact:

The actual Irish spelling of this name is Niall.

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