What does Neel mean?
Neel [neel] as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Neel) is of Latin and Scottish derivation, and the meaning of Neel is "horn". Neel is an alternate spelling of Cornelia (Latin). Neel is also a derivative of Neilina (Scottish): feminine of Neil (Irish, Gaelic) "champion".
Associated with: scottish.
(female) Neiel, Noael, ..
(male) Neen, Nenal, .. Middle name pairings:
Neel Ashton (N.A.), ..
How popular is Neel?
Neel is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#4629 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Nellie (#1247 a year ago), Nelly (#1724), Nila (#1797), Nella, Nell, Neely, Nelia and Cornelia are the prominent varying forms of Neel (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Neel was common among parents a century ago (adoption of 0.9%) and is now significantly less, with versions like Nell falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Neel is alike in pronunciation to Neile, Nelle▼, Noel, Noele, Noell, Noelle▲, Nowel and Nowell. Other suggested similar names are Adel, Amel, Bel, Chel, Coel, Dael, Del, Etel, Gael, Jael, Jewel▼, Kyel, Lael, Mel, Merel, Nea, Neck, Neda, Nedi, Neelia, Neelie, Neelya, Neema, Neena, Neera, Neila, Neka, Nekoel, Nelli, Nena, Neneh, Neola, Nera, Nesi, Nest, Neta, Neti, Neva▼, Neve, Noe, Noela and Orel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Neel.See names in meaning and etymology.