What does Neel mean?
Neel /neel/ as a boys' name (also used 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.
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)
Neil (#655 last year), Niles, Oneal, Niall, Nels, Neal and Cornelius are the popular alternative forms of Neel (unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these relations of Neel was common 134 years ago (average #598) and is somewhat less today (#950, ▼87.7%), with the versions Neil, Cornelius, Nels and Neal becoming less stylish. Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of Neel and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Thinking of names?
Neel is alike in pronunciation to Newall, Newel, Newell▼, Noel▲, Noll, Nowel and Nowell. Other suggested similar baby 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.