What does Neale mean?
Associated with: irish.
(male) Neane, Nele, ..
(female) Neane, Neate, .. Middle name pairings:
Neale Noel (N.N.), ..
How popular is Neale?
Neale is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#7996 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Neale entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #1601 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Neale are Neil (#639 the previous year), Neal (#1212), Neel (#1652), Nile, Niel, Oneal, Niles, Nels, Neill and Niall. Adoption of these forms of Neale was at its apex during the years 1950-1959 (adoption of 0.2%) and has become much reduced since, with forms such as Neal becoming somewhat outmoded.
Neale is alike in pronunciation to Newall, Newel, Newell, Newhall, Noel▲ and Noll. Other suggested similar names are Bale, Beale, Bealle, Berle, Cale, Dale▼, Dekle, Gale▼, Hale, Kale, Kelle, Lale, Merle▼, Nagle, Natale, Nate, Neely, Nevile, Nevyle (see Neville), Njal, Noble, Peale, Pealle, Peele, Searle, Udale (see Udell), Vale, Verle, Yale and Zale. These names tend to be more frequently used than Neale.