NIGEL
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: NIE-jəl   [key]
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).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Neil, Nigellus, Neal
FEMININE FORM: Nigella
Popularity
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