How popular is the baby name Neel in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Neel and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Neel.

The graph will take a few seconds to load, thanks for your patience. (Don't worry, it shouldn't take nine months.) If it's taking too long, try reloading the page.


Popularity of the Baby Name Neel

Number of Babies Named Neel

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Neel

More Baby Names in India – Aishwarya, Neel, Oormi, Srayan

After posting about baby names in India a few days ago, I decided to track down more information on Indian names — and I happened upon Game of The Name, written by Chandreyee Chatterjee & Nabamita Mitra and published in Calcutta’s The Telegraph about a year ago.

The authors claim that baby-naming in India is “a matter of much thinking, strategy and aesthetics.” They also note that parents seem to be split into two camps when it comes to name-choosing:

One set of parents would like short, sweet, easy, “universal-Indian” names. […] The other set of parents would look for imaginative, unique, traditional or traditional-sounding Indian names in keeping with a new trendiness.

The first set of parents would go for names like Abhishek, Neha, Oormi and Rahul, while the second set would gravitate toward names like Katyayani, Mrinalini, Priyamvada, Saimantika, Sarbajaya (which are easy to shorten into nicknames like Kati, Pri and Sam).

Other names mentioned in the article include:

Male Female
Aditya
Amartya
Amitkanti
Arun
Aryaman
Ashok
Bihan – “dawn”
Biman
Kalarab – “cacophony”
Laksh
Neel
Rakamouli
Rith – “truth”; “sun”
Snehil – “affectionate”
Sourav
Srayan
Subrata
Tanish
Aishwarya
Bhalobasha – “love”
Debjani
Kirtika
Poushali
Pranaadhika
Renisa – based on musical notes
Sanasthita
Sannanti
Shaapla – a flower
Shikha
Sukanya
Vandita

(Note: I had to guess a gender for some of the names.)

Finally, here are some examples of “extraordinary” Indian names: Atasikaya, Bitapichhaya, Neelakasheektitara, Shyamalimaya, Shyamsohagini and Pincle (…which belongs to to Pincle Nandi, whose grandfather named him in honor of the English cricketer Derek Pringle).