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Nigel Meaning


What does Nigel mean?

The name Nigel is of Gaelic origin.

The meaning of Nigel is "champion".

Nigel is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ni-gel.

The Given Name Nigel

Nigel is a form of Nigellus. See Nigellus for further details.

Nigel appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

A name fit for a child full of distinction and spirit, a little adventurer.

Wrap it up and take it home, Nigel may just be the name you're looking for.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Nigel de Jong, Nigel Harman, and Nigel Hawthorne.

Nigel Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,416 in baby name popularity for boys with 123 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,233 in baby name popularity for boys with 148 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Nigel Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Nigel has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Nigel to other names.

Nigel Related Names

Nigel is a form of Nigellus.

The name Nigelia is a form of Nigel.

Famous Nigels

  • Nigel de Jong ~ Soccer Player
  • Nigel Harman ~ Actor
  • Nigel Hawthorne ~ Actor
  • Nigel Mansell ~ Driver

Nigel Numerology

What will your new littleNigel be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Nigel are often intelligent and lustrous but most of all they are read more >>

Nigel Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Nigel in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Nigel.

Just for fun, see the name Nigel in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Nigel in Nautical Flags page.