Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. NYEEL(Irish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Irish form of Neil.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesNeil, Nigel, Nigellus, Neal(English) Njáll(Icelandic) Njål(Norwegian) Njáll(Old Norse) Neil(Scottish)
Surname DescendantsMac Néill, McNeill, Neil, O'Neal, O'Neill, Ó Néill, O'Niall(Irish)


People think this name is

classic   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   nerdy  


Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from
Entry updated June 9, 2023