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Neel (girl)

What does Neel mean?

Neel Pronunciation of 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.


Neel has 4 variants: Neale, Neelle, Nel and Nell.

10 more alternative forms via Cornelia, Neilina: Neala, Neeltje, Neely, Neille, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Nellie, Nelly and Nila.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cornelia, Neely, Nelia, Nell, Nella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nellie, Nelly, Nila in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cornelia, Nellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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