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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English, French : From the manor; kernel
  • Old Welsh : Pool

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from the Old French personal name Nevelon, continental Germanic Neveling, Nivelung (see Niebling).
  • English : possibly a habitational name from East Newlyn, Cornwall, which takes its name from the patron saint of the church there, Niwelina.
  • Probably an Americanized form of German Neuling, a nickname for a newcomer or inexperienced person, from Middle Low German nilinge ‘newly’, ‘recent’.
  • Americanized form of Norwegian and Swedish Nylund.

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