Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈnaɪ.d͡ʒəl/  [key·simplify]

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 Walter Scott's novel The Fortunes of Nigel (1822).

Related Names

VariantsNeal, Neil, Nigellus
Feminine FormNigella
Other Languages & CulturesNjáll(Icelandic) Neil, Niall(Irish) Njål(Norwegian) Niall(Old Irish) Njáll(Old Norse) Neil(Scottish)


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Entry updated January 21, 2022