Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. NIE-jəl

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

VariantsNeal, Neil, Nigellus
Feminine FormNigella


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  


Entry updated November 16, 2019