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Meaning and name origin
Neel \neel\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Neel), has the meaning "horn" and is a variant of Cornelius (Latin): from "cornu". Also a variant of Neal (Irish): variant of Neil.
Neel has 8 variant forms: Neale, Neall, Neile, Neill, Nial, Niall, Niel, Nile.
Neel is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4262 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Neel and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cornelius, Neal, Neil and Niall. (2014 statistics).
Neel is also pronounced similarly to Newel, Newell, Noel, Noll and Nowel. Other suggested similar baby names are Neely and Peel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Neel.