Neo - boys name

Neo name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Neo name meaning:

The name Neo has various origins and meanings in different cultures. In Greek, Neo means "new" or "young." This interpretation suggests a sense of freshness, novelty, and rejuvenation. It can symbolize new beginnings, growth, and a positive outlook towards the future. Additionally, in Latin, Neo may be a short form of the name Neoptolemus, which can be translated as "new war" or "young warrior." This meaning conveys strength, courage, and a warrior-like spirit.

In modern times, the name Neo gained popularity and recognition due to its association with the main character in the movie "The Matrix" released in 1999. In the film, Neo is portrayed as the prophesied chosen one who liberates humanity from the illusionary world of the Matrix. This interpretation added a futuristic and heroic dimension to the name, emphasizing resilience, determination, and the ability to challenge societal norms.

Overall, the name Neo carries connotations of newness, youthfulness, strength, and bravery. It is a name that can inspire a sense of hope, progress, and individuality.


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Overall UK ranking: 475 out of 4789

85 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (720)

Historical popularity of Neo

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