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What does Neel mean?

Neel \neel\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Neel). Neel's name origins are Latin, Irish and Gaelic, and the meaning of Neel is "horn". Neel is a form of Cornelius (Latin): from "cornu". Neel is also a form of Neal (Irish): variant of Neil.


Neel has 8 variants: Neale, Neall, Neile, Neill, Nial, Niall, Niel and Nile.

Neel has 23 more related variations via Cornelius, Neal, Neil: Con, Connie, Cornall, Corneille, Cornel, Cornelio, Cornelious, Cornell, Cornelus, Corney, Cornilius, Kornelious, Kornelis, Kornelius, Nealle, Nealon, Neely, Neilan, Neille, Neils, Nels, Niles and Oneal.


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. Census)

Neil (#655 last year), Nels, Niall, Niles, Oneal, Neal, Cornelious, Cornelius, Cornell and Connie are the popular alternative forms of Neel (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.3397%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.0345%, down 89.8%), with versions such as Neil, Cornell, Connie, Cornelius and Cornelious becoming somewhat outmoded. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Neel and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Connie, Cornelious, Cornelius, Cornell, Neal, Neil, Nels, Niles, Oneal in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Neel is alike in pronunciation to Newel, Newell, Noel, Noll and Nowel. Another suggested similar baby name is Peel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Neel.