Most people think that "neon" refers to a kind of light. But did you know that only some "neon lights" actually use the element neon? Neon produces a reddish-orange glow, so all the other colors of "neon lights" are produced by other gases in the same family (the Noble Gases) of the periodic table.
The element neon actually has a fascinating story. You can learn more about it here on this website.