What does Nigel mean?

Nigel means "champion, cloud, passionate"

How do we pronounce Nigel?

Nigel \ni-gel, nig-el\ is a boy's name. It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables.

The baby boy name Nigel is pronounced as NAY-JHehL 1.

1 Pronunciation for Nigel: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"

What is the origin of Nigel?

Nigel is largely used in the English and Spanish languages, and it is derived from Celtic origins. Derived from the element 'niadh' meaning champion, cloud, passionate. The name developed as a Latinized form of the vernacular Niel, or Nihel, after the Norman Conquest; in medieval manuscripts, it was often recorded as Nigellus (Latinized) and other early forms such as Nigelle and Nygell. It has sometimes been incorrectly associated with the Latin 'niger' meaning 'black'. The name was widely used in the Middle Ages, and it later saw a revival in the 19th century. Nigel is an English variant of the name nicknames for Neil (Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish). The name name Nigella meaning (English) is the female equivalent of Nigel. Nigel has 18 variants that are used in both English and other languages.

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List of baby names that is pronounced like Nigel:

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The baby name Nigel fun facts:

The name Nigel in reverse order is "Legin".

The numerological value of the name Nigel is number 2, which means cooperation, adaptability, consideration of others, partnering, mediating.

How popular is Nigel?

Nigel is in the top names in USA.

Source: https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames