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 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)