Meaning and name origin
For more information, see also the related boy name Cornelius.
There is 1 feminine form of Neal: Neala.
Neal is a very popular first name for males (#337 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#271 out of 88799, Top 0%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Neal for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Neal and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Neil (#655), Cornelius and Neal. (2014 statistics).
Neal is also pronounced similarly to Neile, Neill, Newall, Newel, Nial, Niall, Niel, Noel and Noll. Other suggested similar baby names are Beal, Neely, Njal, Peal and Seal. These names tend to be less commonly used than Neal.