Niall Name Meaning & Origin

Niall

Pronunciation: NIY-əl, NEE-əl (key)

Origin of the name Neil:

Anglicized form of the Gaelic Niall, which is of disputed meaning. Some believe it is from niadh (a champion); others think it is from néall (a cloud).

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Neal, Neil

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Meanings and history of the name Niall: | Edit

Niall of the Nine Hostages was one of the High Kings of Ireland in the 4th or 5th century. He was the founding ancestor of the Uí Néill (O'Neil) dynasties. Their descendants controlled Ulster until the Nine Years War of the early 17th century, after which the leaders fled to Europe, signaling the end of Gaelic clan rule in Northern Ireland. (The Flight of the Earls)

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Niall Comas, British YouTube sensation "Pyrocynical"
Niall Horan, singer in popular British boy band One Direction.
Niall Matter, Canadian actor.
Niall Ferguson, British historian, who specialises in financial and economic history.
Niall Breslin, singer/song writer

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