Neal Name Meaning & Origin

Neal

Pronunciation: NEEL (key)

Origin of the name Neal:

An Anglicized form of the Gaelic Niall, which is of disputed meaning. Some believe it is from niadh (a champion); others think it is from néall (a cloud). Var: Neal, Neale, Neill.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Neil, Niall

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Anel, Elan, Elna, Lane, Lena and Neal are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Neal Stephenson, American writer.
Neal McDonough, American actor.
Neal Cassady, American writer of the beat era.

Neal in song, story & screen: | Edit

Neal Caffrey, one of the main characters in the TV series White Collar
Neal Cassidy, alternate name of Baelfire on ABC's 'Once Upon a Time'
Neal Shaara, the name of the second Thunderbird in the X-Men books

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