Neo

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
237
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Neo mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Neo

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  • A user from Florida, United States says the name Neo is of African origin and means "The gift from God and Hope".
  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Neo is of African origin and means "A sentimental gift , a "treasure" .Something one truly values".
  • A submission from South Africa says the name Neo means "Gift" and is of African origin.
  • According to a user from Maryland, United States, the name Neo is of African origin and means "Enlightened one".
  • A submission from South Africa says the name Neo means "Talent / Gift" and is of Lesotho origin.

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  1. (used as a combining form) recent or new ("`neo' is a combining form in words like `neocolonialism'")
Wiktionary

Recent coinage from the prefix neo- (“new”). Popularized by a character in the science fiction film The Matrix (1999), where it is explained as an anagram of "(the) One".

  1. A male given name.

Neo was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

Notable Persons Named Neo

Neo is a hacker, the one, former software engineer, and hacker (computer security). Neo is also known as Thomas A. Anderson.

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Neo Rauch is an artist in the field of painting. Neo was born on April 18th, 1960 in Leipzig, East Germany.

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His military service ended in 2013.

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Neo da Matrix is a hip hop music and contemporary r&b record producer. Neo was given the name Quaadir Atkinson . Neo is also known as Neo, Neo.Com, and Da Matrix.

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Neo was born in 1884 in Nan'an, Fujian. He breathed his last breath in 1975.

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Neo Ntsoma is a portrait photography, portraiture, and photojounalism. She has had major accomplishments since 1992. Neo was born in Mafikeng, South Africa.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Neo

Neo is a hacker, the one, former software engineer, and hacker (computer security). Neo is also known as Thomas A. Anderson.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to 2015. Lily was given the name Lily Tirtasana Neo on August 12th, 1953 in Medan.

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August Neo was an athlete. August was born on February 12th, 1908 in Vihterpalu. He breathed his last breath on August 19th, 1982.

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How popular is the baby name Neo in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 5 0 5
1999 24 0 24
2000 116 0 116
2001 111 0 111
2002 66 0 66
2003 84 0 84
2004 108 0 108
2005 80 0 80
2006 103 0 103
2007 69 0 69
2008 64 0 64
2009 78 0 78
2010 61 0 61
2011 77 0 77
2012 69 0 69
2013 60 0 60
2014 93 0 93
2015 80 0 80
2016 99 0 99
2017 83 0 83

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Popularity of Neo as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Neo U.S.
  White 10.97% 64.26%
  African American 4.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 77.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Neo

People with the last name Neo are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Neo

  • How Popular is the name Neo? Neo is the 8,023rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Neo was the 80,131st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Neo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,530 babies born with the first name Neo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Neo to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Neo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Neo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Neo is Tuesday, June 9th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Neo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Neo was in 2000 with a total of 116 babies.
  • Random Neo Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Neo is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Neo: Your name in reverse order is Oen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give One. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Neo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 237 people with the last name Neo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Neo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Neo as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.