Name: Neil

Origin and Meaning of the Name Neil

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    Uncertain; possibly champion or cloud
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    English speaking countries
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    Famous Neils include the first man to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong, writers Neil Gaiman and Neil Postman, and singers Neil Diamond and Neil Tennant of the 'Pet Shop Boys'. Neil Kinnock is a British politician, who was leader of the Labour Party in the 1980s.

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