Gender Masculine & Feminine
Scripts Нил(Russian) Ніл(Ukrainian, Belarusian)
Pronounced Pron. NEEL(Catalan)  [key·IPA]
Note In Turkish this name is written with a dotted İ. It appears as NİL in uppercase and nil in lowercase.

Meaning & History

Catalan, Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Neilos (and the Nile River). This name was borne by a 15th-century Russian saint, Nil Sorsky. As a Turkish name it is feminine, and comes directly from the Turkish name for the river.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesNeilos, Nilus(Greek Mythology) Nilo(Italian) Neilos, Nilus(Late Greek) Nilo(Portuguese) Nilo(Spanish)
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Entry updated January 21, 2022