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 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).