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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Niel

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Wiktionary
  1. town on the river Rupel in the southwest of the Belgian province of Antwerp.

Niel was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

Notable Persons Named Niel

Niel is a contemporary r&b, pop music, and dance-pop dance, singing, actor, and promotional model. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Niel was given the name Ahn Daniel on August 16th, 1994 in Taean Mallipo, South Korea.

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Niël Barnard is a university professor and intelligence service head. Niël was given the name Lukas Daniel Barnard in 1949 in Otjiwarongo, South-West Africa.

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Niel Bushnell is a fantasy writer. Niel was born on August 13th, 1970 in Hartlepool, England.

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Niel Marais is a rugby player. Niel was born on January 21st, 1992 in Bloemfontein.

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Niel was born on January 8th, 1941. He passed away on May 7th, 2011.

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Niel van der Watt is a composer and teacher. Niel was given the name Gerhardus Daniel van der Watt on December 28th, 1962 in Pretoria.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Niel

Xavier Niel is a chief strategy officer, iliad, and iliad sa. Xavier was born on August 25th, 1967 in Maisons-Alfort, France.

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Niel is a contemporary r&b, pop music, and dance-pop dance, singing, actor, and promotional model. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Niel was given the name Ahn Daniel on August 16th, 1994 in Taean Mallipo, South Korea.

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Cornelius Bernardus Van Niel was a scientist in the field of microbiology. Cornelius was born on November 4th, 1897 in Haarlem. He breathed his last breath on March 10th, 1985.

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Herms was born on April 17th, 1888 in Nielebock. He passed away on July 16th, 1954.

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Adolphe Niel is a minister of defence (france). His military service ended in 1869.

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Frans van Niel is an athlete for the VVSB.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 7 0 7
1915 7 0 7
1916 7 0 7
1917 16 0 16
1918 10 0 10
1919 11 0 11
1920 12 0 12
1921 15 0 15
1922 9 0 9
1923 8 0 8
1924 7 0 7
1925 9 0 9
1926 16 0 16
1927 13 0 13
1928 8 0 8
1929 12 0 12
1930 17 0 17
1931 18 0 18
1932 15 0 15
1933 13 0 13
1934 13 0 13
1935 12 0 12
1936 15 0 15
1937 15 0 15
1938 19 0 19
1939 17 0 17
1940 19 0 19
1941 11 0 11
1942 17 0 17
1943 13 0 13
1944 14 0 14
1945 19 0 19
1946 18 0 18
1947 23 0 23
1948 16 0 16
1949 19 0 19
1950 22 0 22
1951 20 0 20
1952 13 0 13
1953 24 0 24
1954 21 0 21
1955 23 0 23
1956 20 0 20
1957 21 0 21
1958 26 0 26
1959 23 0 23
1960 22 0 22
1961 16 0 16
1962 23 0 23
1963 17 0 17
1964 16 0 16
1965 23 0 23
1966 11 0 11
1967 17 0 17
1968 13 0 13
1969 10 0 10
1970 10 0 10
1971 15 0 15
1972 12 0 12
1973 13 0 13
1974 19 0 19
1975 8 0 8
1976 9 0 9
1977 17 0 17
1978 20 0 20
1979 14 0 14
1980 21 0 21
1981 12 0 12
1982 13 0 13
1983 7 0 7
1984 16 0 16
1985 13 0 13
1986 15 0 15
1987 13 0 13
1988 10 0 10
1989 9 0 9
1990 9 0 9
1991 7 0 7
1992 11 0 11
1993 9 0 9
1994 14 0 14
1995 7 0 7
1996 10 0 10
1997 6 0 6
1998 6 0 6
1999 7 0 7
2000 8 0 8
2001 13 0 13
2002 7 0 7
2003 6 0 6
2004 5 0 5
2005 6 0 6
2007 12 0 12
2008 9 0 9
2009 7 0 7
2010 7 0 7
2011 7 0 7
2012 6 0 6
2013 9 0 9
2014 6 0 6
2016 11 0 11

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Popularity of Niel as a last name

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Common last names for Niel

  • Nielsen
  • Johnson
  • Hansen

Common first names for Niel

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Niel U.S.
  White 83.57% 64.26%
  African American 7.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Niel

People with the last name Niel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Niel

  • How Popular is the name Niel? Niel is the 8,759th most popular name of all time. As a last name Niel was the 57,639th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Niel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,342 babies born with the first name Niel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Niel to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Niel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Niel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Niel is Friday, March 11th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Niel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Niel was in 1958 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Niel Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Niel is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Niel: Your name in reverse order is Lein. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Niel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 353 people with the last name Niel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Niel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Niel as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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