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Niel

What does Niel mean?

Niel Pronunciation of Niel [niel] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Niel is "champion". Niel is an alternate form of Neil (Irish, Gaelic): Scottish form of Niall.

Associated with: champion.

Variations

Niel has 9 variants: Neal, Neale, Neall, Neel, Neile, Neill, Nial, Niall and Nile.

5 more alternative forms via Neil: Neille, Neils, Nels, Niles and Oneal.

Creative forms:
(male) Nier, Nisel, ..

(female) Nily, Ninel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Niel Emerson (N.E.), ..

How popular is Niel?

Niel is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#51945 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Niel was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #1678 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Niel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Niel outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Niel rated in the Top 2000 are Neal (#1212 in recent rankings), Neale, Neel (#1652), Neil (#639), Neill, Nels, Niall, Nile, Niles and Oneal. These relations of Niel were favored in the 1950s (median #1366) and have become significantly less conventional since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Niel, Neal, Neale, Neel, Neil in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Neill, Nels, Niall, Nile, Niles, Oneal in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Niel is alike in pronunciation to Newel, Newell, Noel, Noll, Nowel and Nowell. Other suggested similar names are Abel, Abiel, Acel, Adel, Adiel, Airel, Amel, Amiel, Arel, Ariel, Asiel, Avel, Aviel, Axel, Buel, Cael, Dael, Del, Edel, Fidel, Gael, Itiel, Jael, Joel, Kael, Mel, Mikel, Nagel, Ned, Neely, Ner, Nev, Niaz, Nic, Nick, Nico, Nicol, Niels, Nigel, Niguel, Nijel, Nik, Nikhel, Niki, Niko, Nils, Niven, Njal, Noe, Nuriel, Nye, Nygel, Orel, Oriel, Peel, Rigel, Ruel, Udel, Uriel, Uziel, Videl, Yael and Yoel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Niel.

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