What does Neal mean?
Associated with: irish.
Related boy name: Cornelius.
Neal has 1 feminine form: Neala.Kreatif forms:
(male) Nealli, Neli, ..
(female) Nealah, Nele, ..
How 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. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history of Neal for boys. Neal reached its highest position of #217 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is at #1415 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Neil (#655 from current records), Cornelius (#1206), Neel (#1700), Nile (#1996), Oneal, Niel, Neill, Neale, Nels and Niall are the prominent alternative forms of Neal (#1415 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Neal were popular as baby names 84 years ago (median #1233) and have become significantly less popular since (#1724, ▼74.8%), with forms like Neil becoming somewhat dated.
Neal▼ is alike in pronunciation to Newall, Newel, Newell, Newhall, Noel▲, Noll, Nowel and Nowell. Other suggested similar names are Adal, Amal, Beal, Cal, Dal, Deval, Gal, Gemal, Hal▼, Jelal, Jemal, Nap, Nat▼, Natal, Nebo, Ned▼, Neely, Nemo, Ner, Nev, Nevan, Nevil, Niaz, Njal, Noah▲, Noak, Noam, Oral▼, Pal, Peal, Sal, Seal, Tal and Val. These names tend to be less frequently used than Neal.