African, Female, Male, N names, Tswana, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Neo

Neo comes from the Ancient Greek prefix neo- meaning “new” via néos (new; fresh young; youthful) developed from a PIE root word. Neo is also a Latin word which is the second conjugation of netus meaning “weave; spin”; in Italian it means “mole; beauty spot; flaw, defect” which comes from Latin naevus (birthmark; mole). In Old English nēo means “corpse” via Proto-Germanic *nawiz (corpse) derived from a PIE root word and it seems to be an Anglo-Saxon word meaning “never”.

I’ve also seen Neo listed as a South African Tswana unisex name meaning “gift”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Tswana

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Variants:

  • Neon (Ancient Greek, English, German)
  • Nea (Latin, English)

 

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