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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Neve

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Neve means "Snow" and is of Unknown origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Né`vé"
The upper part of a glacier, above the limit of perpetual snow. See Glacier.

Etymology: F., fr. � nix nivis, snow

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The upper part of a glacier (beyond the limit of perpetual snow) where the snow turns to ice

From Middle English neve, neave, from Old English nefa (“nephew, grandson”), from Proto-Germanic *nefô (“nephew”), from Proto-Indo-European *nepoter-, *népōts, *nepo- (“grandchild, sister's son”). Cognate with West Frisian neef (“cousin, nephew”), Dutch neef (“cousin, nephew”), Low German neve (“nephew”), German Neffe (“nephew”), Icelandic nefi (“kinsman”). Compare nift. See also nephew.

  1. (rare or obsolete) Nephew.
  2. (rare or obsolete) A male cousin.
  3. (rare or obsolete) A grandson.
  4. (rare) A spendthrift.

neve was also found in the following language(s): Galician, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Neve

Neve Campbell is an actress. She was most prominent from 1991 to present. Neve was born on October 3rd, 1973 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.


Neve McIntosh is an actress and actor. Neve was given the name Carol McIntosh on April 9th, 1972 in Paisley.


Neve was born on June 15th, 1965.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Neve

Rupert was born on July 31st, 1926 in Newton Abbot.


Margaret was given the name Margaret Ann Harvey on May 18th, 1792 in Saint Peter Port. She died on April 4th, 1903.


Ethel was born on January 22nd, 1883 in Diss. Ethel is also known as Neave and Ethel Clara. She passed away on August 9th, 1967.


Felipe de Neve was a Governor of Alta California. Felipe was born in 1724 in Bailén. He left this life in 1784.


Suzanne Neve is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1961 to 1983. Suzanne was born on September 6th, 1939 in London, England, UK.


Patrick Nève is a formula one racer.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1996 8 8 0
1997 29 29 0
1998 38 38 0
1999 25 25 0
2000 28 28 0
2001 26 26 0
2002 24 24 0
2003 45 45 0
2004 44 44 0
2005 59 59 0
2006 70 70 0
2007 61 61 0
2008 82 82 0
2009 61 61 0
2010 95 95 0
2011 60 60 0
2012 72 72 0
2013 65 65 0
2014 75 75 0
2015 66 66 0
2016 59 59 0
2017 44 44 0

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Popularity of Neve as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Neve U.S.
  White 91.98% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Neve

People with the last name Neve are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Neve

  • How Popular is the name Neve? Neve is the 9,734th most popular name of all time. As a last name Neve was the 20,910th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Neve have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,136 babies born with the first name Neve in the United States. That's more than enough people named Neve to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Neve? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1996 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Neve first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Neve is Thursday, February 18th, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Neve born? The highest recorded use of the first name Neve was in 2010 with a total of 95 babies.
  • Random Neve Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Neve is not a popular baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Neve: Your name in reverse order is Even. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Even. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Neve? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,260 people with the last name Neve.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Neve? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Neve as their last name since less than 1 person in 233k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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