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Neal

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Champion or Passionate
  • #923 All Time
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102k Neil (Irish)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 43 0 43
1881 33 0 33
1882 35 0 35
1883 29 0 29
1884 36 0 36
1885 33 0 33
1886 40 0 40
1887 37 0 37
1888 37 0 37
1889 38 0 38
1890 40 0 40
1891 35 0 35
1892 35 0 35
1893 33 0 33
1894 41 0 41
1895 38 0 38
1896 35 0 35
1897 43 0 43
1898 40 0 40
1899 33 0 33
1900 58 0 58
1901 34 5 29
1902 46 0 46
1903 49 0 49
1904 44 0 44
1905 45 0 45
1906 48 5 43
1907 48 0 48
1908 52 6 46
1909 48 0 48
1910 70 5 65
1911 63 0 63
1912 139 12 127
1913 143 0 143
1914 181 5 176
1915 233 5 228
1916 290 7 283
1917 287 10 277
1918 293 6 287
1919 299 5 294
1920 377 6 371
1921 353 9 344
1922 393 5 388
1923 410 0 410
1924 413 6 407
1925 429 11 418
1926 423 6 417
1927 391 7 384
1928 383 7 376
1929 351 9 342
1930 381 0 381
1931 377 6 371
1932 383 8 375
1933 367 5 362
1934 440 0 440
1935 420 5 415
1936 426 7 419
1937 434 5 429
1938 445 0 445
1939 443 0 443
1940 507 0 507
1941 542 0 542
1942 569 0 569
1943 534 0 534
1944 570 0 570
1945 586 7 579
1946 676 0 676
1947 735 5 730
1948 718 5 713
1949 740 0 740
1950 853 5 848
1951 959 7 952
1952 1,145 0 1,145
1953 968 0 968
1954 1,084 0 1,084
1955 1,070 9 1,061
1956 1,102 0 1,102
1957 1,190 0 1,190
1958 1,158 0 1,158
1959 1,224 0 1,224
1960 1,190 0 1,190
1961 1,120 0 1,120
1962 1,032 0 1,032
1963 1,099 5 1,094
1964 1,128 0 1,128
1965 893 7 886
1966 814 0 814
1967 748 6 742
1968 651 0 651
1969 703 0 703
1970 718 0 718
1971 601 0 601
1972 533 0 533
1973 538 0 538
1974 591 7 584
1975 648 0 648
1976 554 5 549
1977 626 0 626
1978 584 0 584
1979 642 6 636
1980 593 0 593
1981 596 0 596
1982 555 0 555
1983 580 5 575
1984 565 0 565
1985 562 0 562
1986 547 5 542
1987 456 0 456
1988 459 0 459
1989 521 0 521
1990 463 0 463
1991 444 0 444
1992 396 0 396
1993 384 0 384
1994 294 0 294
1995 258 0 258
1996 262 0 262
1997 246 0 246
1998 207 0 207
1999 184 0 184
2000 177 0 177
2001 171 0 171
2002 169 0 169
2003 129 0 129
2004 111 0 111
2005 131 0 131
2006 138 0 138
2007 116 0 116
2008 110 0 110
2009 112 0 112
2010 113 0 113
2011 96 0 96
2012 105 0 105
2013 99 0 99
2014 120 0 120
2015 151 0 151

Want to know about the popularity of the Neal baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 54,206 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 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Neal" ranks #97 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 5 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1915. Across the entire United States a total of 233 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Neal

Neal Brennan
Neal Carter
Neal Mccoy
Neal Barnard
Neal Caffrey
Neal Cassady
Neal Falls
Neal Katyal

Alternative Meanings

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

L is for lucky, who is more?

Your name in reverse order is "Laen". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Alen". 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 16, 1979

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-East approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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