Name Neil - Meaning and origin

Origin of first name:

Anglo-Saxons, Celts

Meaning of the name:

Gaelic niall, "hero, champion".
Neil was the last pagan king of Ireland before St. Patrick evangelized the island. This name then spread to English-speaking countries and also became a surname in the form of O'Neil. In France, it remains rare.


The success of this name was reinforced by Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to walk on the moon, on July 20, 1969.

Canadian singer Neil Percival Young, South African tennis player Neil Broad, American actor Neil Patrick Harris, British author Neil Gaiman and English rugby player Neil Antony Back.

His character :

With a sharp and alert mind, Neil is curious to see everything and know everything, adapting his best to all situations. It is distinguished by its ability to rapidly assimilate information. Neil thirsts for knowledge and does everything possible to cultivate and be on the lookout for new products. Communicative, he is also very dynamic, "act" is the verb he likes the most and "laziness" is the word he never uses.


Neal, Nehel.

His party :

The Neil are celebrated on August 18th.

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