Neville is a boy's name of Old French origin, pronounced NEV-il. It is thought to mean "new village" or "from the new town". Neville is typically a surname but is an English forename as well. For example, Neville Chamberlain was Prime Minister of the U.K from May 1937 to May 1940. T It is also a place name. For instance there is Néville, France, a commune belonging to the Seine-Maritime department. A commune belonging to the Manche department is named Néville-sur-Mer. There is a Neville in New South Wales and one in Ohio. There is Canadian politician Anita Neville; actor John Neville; Lee Neville, English actor; and British Television Presenter Mike Neville.