What does Neel mean?
Neel /neel/ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Neel). Neel's name origins are Latin and Irish, and the meaning of Neel is "horn". Neel is an alternate form of Cornelius (Latin): from "cornu". Neel is also a form of Neal (Irish): form of Neil.
(male) Neen, Nerel, ..
(female) Neeli, Neella, ..
How popular is Neel?
Neel is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#4629 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Neel for boys. Neel was first listed in 1991 and reached its highest rank of #1216 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #1700 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Neil (#655 last year), Cornelius (#1206), Neal (#1415), Nile (#1996), Oneal, Niel, Niles, Neill, Neale, Neely, Nels and Niall are the popular alternative forms of Neel (#1700 last year) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Neel was common 84 years ago (average #1291) and has become significantly reduced since (#1767, ▼75.2%), with versions such as Neal becoming somewhat outmoded.
Neel is alike in pronunciation to Newall, Newel, Newell, Noel▲, Noll, Nowel and Nowell. Other suggested similar names are Abel▲, Acel, Adeel, Adel, Amel, Arel, Avel, Axel▲, Buel, Cael, Dael, Dekel, Del, Edel, Gael, Hevel, Jael, Jerel, Joel, Kael, Mel, Nabeel, Naeem, Naegel, Nagel, Nebo, Ned▼, Nemo, Neper, Ner, Nereo, Nev, Neven, Nevil, Nezer, Niels, Nigel, Nijel, Njal, Noe▲, Nye, Nygel, Orel, Peel, Reuel, Ruel, Steel, Udel, Yael▲ and Yoel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Neel.