Nigel Name Meaning & Origin

Nigel

Pronunciation: NIY-jəl (key)

Origin of the name Nigel:

Evolution of the Scandinavian Njal, which originated from the Irish Niall, a name derived from the Gaelic néall (cloud) or niadh (champion). The Scandinavians took the name to Normandy, where it was Latinized as Nigellus. The Normans then introduced the name to England, where it became Nigel.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Elgin and Nigel are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Niggel
Noigel

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Nigel Barker, fashion photographer
Nigel Lythgoe, dancer and choreographer; producer

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"Making Plans for Nigel"--hit song from British band XTC in the early 80's
Nigel Thornberry - Character on the 90's children's show "The Wild Thornberrys"

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