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The first name 

Neila is a first name for girls.

When two girls called Neila meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Neila is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 2 out of 100,000 girls have been named Neila. In the SmartGenius ranking, Neila is #4,359 on the list of most common girls names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Neila.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Neila -
swimming against the tide

If your name is Neila your parents may be very proud to let their daughter swim against the tide: The name Neila never ranked higher than position 1,746 in our statistics, and for many years not a single parent had the creative idea of naming their daughter Neila. But something caused mothers and fathers in 1900 to choose the name more often than usual - only compared to the rest of the time, of course. You probably still won't find many children named Neila because that was several decades ago - unless, of course, you have some very creative parents in the neighborhood.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Neila was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

2021 - looking for Neila?

As in the last century, Neila still proves to be exceptional. Even in 2021, the name was given very rarely - in fact, only 20 times in thee entire U.S. So, a Neila from 2021 will need very good binoculars to spot the next namesake of the same age.

Neila -
at home in California, Florida and New York

Meeting a woman or girl named Neila is something really special. Out of all 50 states, women and girls named Neila can be found in only three: California, Florida and New York. No other state currently has residents named Neila. However, we must admit that a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s quite possible that there are still a few women and girls called Neila living in one state or another. (If your name is Neila and you live outside of California, Florida or New York, we’d really appreciate it if you’d let us know so we can refine our statistics even further.) Either way, the name is quite rare. The best chance of meeting a Neila is in California, as there live more women and girls with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in California, only 0.00034% of all female residents are called Neila – that’s just one in 294,941! And even in all the states, California, Florida and New York, combined there are only a total of 66 women going by that name. So, if your name is Neila, chances are you will never meet another woman sharing your beautiful first name.

Neila has 5 letters 
and begins with an N

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter N is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for girls' names: 4.1% of all common girls' names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters of girls' names are A and S, while X and U are the least common initials of girls' names.

With five letters, the name Neila is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Thus, it follows that with 4.1% of all girls' names starting with an N, this initial letter occurs about as often as all 26 letters on average. Nevertheless, there are girls' names with N that are quite common, the most common in the U.S. at present is Nancy.

Other names with 
N, e, i, l and a

If you take all the letters in the name Neila – N, e, i, l and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Nalei or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Neila

If your name is Neila and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Neila

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Neila, you can simply say:






This is how the name Neila is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Neila in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Neila

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Neila is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Neila

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Neila sounds like this: