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Meaning and name origin

Neel \neel\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Neel), is of Latin, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Neel is "horn". Neel is a variant of Cornelius (Latin): from "cornu". Also a variant of Neal (Irish): variant of Neil.


Neel has 8 variant forms: Neale, Neall, Neile, Neill, Nial, Niall, Niel, Nile.


Neel is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4262 out of 88799, Top 5%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Neel and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Neil (#655), Niall, Neal and Cornelius. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Neel is also pronounced similarly to Newel, Newell, Noel, Noll and Nowel. Other suggested similar baby names are Neely and Peel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Neel.