[ 2 syll. neo, ne-o ] The baby boy name Neo is also used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is NIY-ow- †.
1: Neo is used chiefly in the English and Italian languages, and its origin is English. The name is derived from the prefix meaning 'new', which is ultimately of the Greek 'neos'. The name has in recent times been made known as the character played by Keanu Reeves in the Matrix (1999-2003) trilogy of movies.
Neeyo, Neoh, Neyo, Nio, Niyo, and Nouveau are variants of Neo.
2: Neo is largely used in the Tswana language and its origin is African. The meaning here is gift.
See also the related form, Neon.
See also the related categories, prefix, gift (wise), greek, and italian.
Neo is infrequently used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Neo include Neoh, Nio, Na'im, Naam, Nachman, Naeem, Naeym, Naha, Nahma, Nahman, Naim, Namaan, Nana, Nano, Nayan, Nayi, Nemi, Nemo, Nemoe, and Nemow.
† English pronunciation for Neo: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"