Neon is an Ancient Greek male name meaning “new” and is the name of several figures in Ancient Greece so it’s a name with a long history. The name comes from Ancient Greek néos νέος (young; youthful; new, fresh) which ultimately derives from a PIE origin.

While Neon was used as a male name in Ancient Greece, in modern times it can be used for either gender.

Neon is also the name of a chemical element with the atomic number 10; it’s also used to refer to a neon lamp and neon signs, signs that use electric lights.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “new”

Usage: Ancient Greek, English



  • Neo (Latin, English)