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What does Steele mean?

Steele Pronunciation of Steele [steele] as a boys' name is pronounced steel. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Steele is "like steel". TV character Remington Steele.

Associated with: old english.


Steele has 1 variant: Steel.

Creative forms:
(male) Stole, ..

(female) Steene, ..

Middle name pairings:
Steele Wendell (S.W.), ..

How popular is Steele?

Steele is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#331 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Steele entered the list in 1997 and reached its highest rank of #1605 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abele, Beale, Berle, Dekle, Fedele, Fidele, Gaelle, Kelle, Merle, Neile, Peale, Peele, Sable, Saeed, Sahel, Samuele, Savile, Seal, Sealey, Searle, Seeger, Seeley, Seely, Seelye, Sela, Shelley, Shelly, Sheplea (see Shepley), Shepley, Skeet, Skelly, Smedley, Sorel, Speare, Speer, Speero, Speers, Spence, Stacie, Stanlea, Stanlee, Stanley, Stanly, Starke, Stearn, Stearne, Steba (see Stephen), Steben, Steed, Steen, Stefan, Steffen, Stefon, Stein, Sten, Steno, Stephen, Stepney, Sterlyn, Stern, Sterne, Stevan, Steve, Steven, Stevie, Stevon, Stevy, Stevyn, Stiles, Stone, Stygge (see Stian), Styles, Sweeney, Sweeny and Verle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Steele.