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What does Oneal mean?

Oneal Pronunciation of Oneal [oneal] as a boys' name. The name Oneal means "champion". Oneal is a variant form of Neil (Irish, Gaelic): Scottish variation of Niall.

Associated with: champion.


6 alternative forms via Neil: Neal, Neale, Neall, Neel, Nial and Niel.

Creative forms:
(male) Omeal, Oreal, ..

(female) Oneali, Onole, ..

Middle name pairings:
Oneal Alexandro (O.A.), ..

How popular is Oneal?

Oneal is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#680 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Oneal reached its top position of #886 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Oneal are Neal (#1212 in recent rankings), Neale, Neel (#1652), Neil (#639) and Niel. Other variants, like Nial, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Oneal was well-received among parents during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.14%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.03%, 75.8% less), with forms such as Neil becoming less stylish.

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

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

Similar Names

Oneal is alike in pronunciation to Anael, Aniol, Anwel, Anwell, Anwil and Anwyl. Other recommended names are Antal, Beal, Daneal, Mcneal, Odell, Onjel, Oral, Orel, Orval, Peal and Seal. These names tend to be more commonly used than Oneal.

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