Goyal (also Goel, Goyel and other variants) is one of the eighteen gotras of the Agrawal community. It is a common family surname in the Indian community. By and large, the Goyals live in the Indian states of Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. Goel is one among the 18 gotras which are present in among Agrawal community.
The Goel community generally speak Hindi or its dialects. Many Goels have been notable Hindi authors, an example of which is Bhartendu Harishchandra. Some of the popular Hindi newspapers and publishing houses are run by Agrawals. These include The Times of India, Indian Express, Amar Ujala, Dainik Bhaskar and Ajj Ka Anand.
Older generations of Goels living in Haryana, Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh usually speak Hindi with a Haryanvi accent. Goels from Rajasthan traditionally speak Rajasthani or Marwari, those in Punjab, speak Punjabi.
Goels have traditionally been strictly vegetarian and non-alcoholic, though some have changed in the modern times. Like every other gotra in Agarwal trading community, a Goyal cannot marry another Goyal.