Other Origin(s):Gaelic, Scottish
Meaning:Son of the poet
Once a dapper Irish and Scottish surname, Neely is now finding its path as a sweet personal name ideal for any gender. Neely is the shortened, anglicized form of McNeilly, ultimately from the Gaelic Mac an Fhilidh. From this ancient lineage, Neely adopts the meaning “son of the poet.” Whether baby is a wizard with words or coming to a family of literature buffs, cool and calm Neely won’t lead you astray.
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