Neel name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Neel mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Neel

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 3 people from Virginia, U.S., the name Neel is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Blue".
  2. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Neel means "Blue and indian god".
  3. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Neel is of Hindu origin and means "The name means Blue from the Malayalam term 'nila' which means blue".
  4. A submission from India says the name Neel means "The name Neel means Blue".
  5. 2 people from India and the United States agree the name Neel is of Arabic / Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Champion".
  6. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Neel is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Throat".
  7. A user from Australia says the name Neel is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "It is the short-from of one of the name Neelkanth (Lord Shiv)".
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  1. French physicist noted for research on magnetism (born in 1904)
  1. throat

Notable Persons Named Neel

Notable Persons Named Neel

Neel Sethi

Neel Sethi is an actor. He has been prominent since 2013.

Neel Kashkari

Neel Kashkari is a 13th President of theFederal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability. Neel was born on July 30th, 1973 in Akron, Ohio.

Neel Jani

Neel Jani is a racing driver for the Porsche.

Neel Dutt

Neel Dutt is a composer and singing. He plays Music and Human voice. Neel was born on March 17th, 1979 in Kolkata.

Neel Mukherjee

Neel was born in 1970 in West Bengal.

Neel Ernest Kearby

His military service ended in 1944. Neel was born on June 5th, 1911 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He left this life on March 5th, 1944.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Neel

Notable Persons With the Last Name Neel

Alice Neel

Alice Neel was an artist in the field of painting. Alice was born on January 28th, 1900 in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. She left this life on October 13th, 1984.

Louis Néel

Louis Néel was a scientist in the field of solid-state physics. Louis was given the name Louis Eugène Félix Néel on November 22nd, 1904 in Lyon. He died on November 17th, 2000.

Johnny Neel

Johnny Neel is a blues, rock music, and jazz musician, singing, and songwriter. He plays Human voice, Keyboard instrument, and Harmonica. His ongoing career started in 1966. Johnny was born on June 11th, 1954 in Wilmington, Delaware. Johnny is also known as Amalfitano and John Neel.

Prashanth Neel

Prashanth Neel is a film director.

James Neel

James was born on March 22nd, 1915. He left this life on February 1st, 2000.

Andrew Neel

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Neel U.S.
  White 92.90% 64.26%
  African American 1.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.12% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Neel

People with the last name Neel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Neel

  • How Popular is the name Neel? Neel is the 5,556th most popular name of all time. As a last name Neel was the 4,887th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Neel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,849 babies born with the first name Neel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Neel to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Neel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Neel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Neel is Friday, December 1st, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Neel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Neel was in 2009 with a total of 148 babies.
  • Random Neel Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Neel is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Neel: The name spelled backwards is Leen. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nlee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Neel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,209 people with the last name Neel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Neel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Neel as their last name.
  • Neel name meaning

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