Given Name NIGEL

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: NIE-jəl   [details]

Meaning & History

From Nigellus, a medieval Latinized form of NEIL. It was commonly associated with Latin niger "black". It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to Sir Walter Scott's novel 'The Fortunes of Nigel' (1822).

Categories

actors, Arthur characters, athletes, black, colors, Finding Nemo characters, Latinizations, literature, medieval, song titles, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy characters
VARIANTS: Neal, Neil, Nigellus
FEMININE FORM: Nigella
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