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pinWhat does Neal mean?

Neal /neal/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced neel. It is of Irish origin. Variant of Neil.


Neal has 4 variants: Neale, Neall, Nealle and Neel.

Related boy name: Cornelius.

Neal has 13 more related forms via Neil: Nealon, Neilan, Neile, Neill, Neille, Neils, Nels, Nial, Niall, Niel, Nile, Niles and Oneal.

Neal has 1 feminine form: Neala.

Kreatif forms: Nealli. [more]

pinHow popular is Neal?

Neal is a very popular first name for men (#337 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#333 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Neal for boys. Neal reached its highest position of #235 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Neal name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Neal outside U.S.

Neil (#655 the previous year), Niles, Oneal, Niall, Nels and Cornelius are the prominent alternative forms of Neal appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4013%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.0493%, 87.7%), with the forms Neil, Cornelius, Nels and Neal becoming less trendy. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Neal and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Neal, Cornelius, Neil, Nels, Niles, Oneal in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Neil, Niall outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Neal is alike in pronunciation to Newall, Newel, Noel and Noll. Other suggested similar baby names are Beal, Neely, Njal, Peal and Seal. These names tend to be less frequently used than Neal.