Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. NYOWTL(Icelandic)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Old Norse form of Niall (see Neil). This is the name of the hero of a 13th century Icelandic saga, based on the life of a 10th-century Icelandic chieftain.

Related Names

Feminine FormNjála(Icelandic)
Other Languages & CulturesNeil, Nigel, Nigellus, Neal(English) Neil, Niall(Irish) Njål(Norwegian) Niall(Old Irish) Neil(Scottish)


Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
Entry updated June 9, 2023