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54k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Neal

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Champion or Passionate
  • #912 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
101k Neil (Irish)

How popular is the name "Neal" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
188043043
188133033
188235035
188329029
188436036
188533033
188640040
188737037
188837037
188938038
189040040
189135035
189235035
189333033
189441041
189538038
189635035
189743043
189840040
189933033
190058058
190134529
190246046
190349049
190444044
190545045
190648543
190748048
190852646
190948048
191070565
191163063
191213912127
19131430143
19141815176
19152335228
19162907283
191728710277
19182936287
19192995294
19203776371
19213539344
19223935388
19234100410
19244136407
192542911418
19264236417
19273917384
19283837376
19293519342
19303810381
19313776371
19323838375
19333675362
19344400440
19354205415
19364267419
19374355430
19384440444
19394430443
19405070507
19415420542
19425690569
19435340534
19445710571
19455867579
19466760676
19477355730
19487185713
19497400740
19508515846
19519607953
19521,14601,146
19539670967
19541,08201,082
19551,07091,061
19561,10201,102
19571,19101,191
19581,15701,157
19591,22401,224
19601,19101,191
19611,11901,119
19621,03301,033
19631,09851,093
19641,12801,128
19658937886
19668140814
19677486742
19686510651
19697030703
19707180718
19716010601
19725330533
19735390539
19745937586
19756470647
19765535548
19776260626
19785840584
19796426636
19805930593
19815960596
19825550555
19835795574
19845650565
19855620562
19865475542
19874560456
19884590459
19895210521
19904630463
19914440444
19923960396
19933840384
19942930293
19952580258
19962620262
19972450245
19982070207
19991840184
20001770177
20011710171
20021680168
20031290129
20041110111
20051290129
20061380138
20071160116
20081100110
20091120112
20101130113
201196096
20121050105
201399099
20141180118

Want to know about the populiarty of Neal? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 54,046 babies born with the name Neal in the United States. That's more than enough Neals to occupy the country of Saint Kitts and Nevis with an estimated population of 54,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 43 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Neal" was in 1959 with a total of 1,224 babies. (That's a lot of baby Neals)

According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Neal" ranks #101 in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 16 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1959. Across the entire United States a total of 1,224 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Neal" mean? The list below shows the origins of Neal as well as things modernly associated with the name Neal such as celebrities named Neal.

Irish

Origin and Meaning of Neal

The name "Neal" is of Irish origin, and it means "Champion or Passionate". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Neal McDonough

Neal McDonough is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Neal was born in 1966 as Neal P. McDonough in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson is a novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Neal was born in 1959 as Neal Town Stephenson in Fort Meade, Maryland, United States.

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Neal Schon

Neal Schon is a musician and songwriter specializing in hard rock, instrumental rock, progressive rock, and jazz fusion music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1968 to present. Neal was born in 1954 as Neal Joseph Schon in Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, United States.

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Neal Israel

Neal Israel is a director, producer, writer and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1973 to present. Neal was born in 1956.

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Alternative Meanings

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

A is for able, for you surely are.

L is for little, the little things you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Laen". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nale". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Neal born Jan 9, 1996

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 975. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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