What does Neel mean?
Neel [neel] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Neel) is a Latin and Irish name, 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.
Associated with: irish.
(male) Neen, Nerel, ..
(female) Neelha, Neella, .. Middle name pairings:
Neel Declan (N.D.), ..
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)
Neel was first listed in 1991 and reached its highest rank of #1216 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #1652 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Neil (#639 last year), Cornelius (#1204), Neal (#1212), Nile, Oneal, Niel, Niles, Neill, Neale, Neely, Nels and Niall are the popular alternative forms of Neel (#1652 last year) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Neel was common 85 years ago (average #1291) and has become significantly reduced since (#1746, ▼75.6%), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.