Niall name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old Irish and Celtic
Usage: English, Irish, Celtic, Scottish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish
Pronunciation: ni(a)-ll
Meaning: Champion, Cloud, Passionate and Warrior
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What does Niall mean?

Frequently Used Niall principally is used in Finnish, Swedish, Scottish, Celtic, English, Danish, Irish and Norwegian has its origin in Celtic and Old Irish used for baby boys, meaning of Niall is "Champion, Cloud, Passionate or Warrior".

Niall is a variation of loved and perennial Neil. Neil is English equivalent of Niall. Also Neil is Irish, English and Scottish equivalent of Niall. Neil means Passionate, Favor and Blue has origin in Celtic and Arabic.

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How do I pronounce Niall?

You can pronounce the two syllabled name Niall as ni(a)-ll.

Variants of Niall

Nigellus, Nial, Neil, Neal, Nil, Janeil, Nigel, Njal, Nilus, Janielle

How popular is the name Niall?

Niall used to be a common name in England and Wales, first appeared in 1996 and over 5301 babies have been given the name in 23 years. When at the peak of its usage in 1996,.

However after 23 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but it is still going strong. Also, Niall used to be a common name in Ireland, first appeared in 1964 and over 13181 babies have been given the name in 56 years.

When at the peak of its usage in 1991,. However after 56 years, the name is on free fall on the charts.

Niall is a familiar baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1955 and was able to reach the top 2000 names.

Recently in 2018, it ranked 1662nd when 95 boy were named Niall. There are over 1501 babies that have been given the name Niall in United States. But Niall is a popular baby name in England where every 1 in 10000 have the name.

According to our estimate, over 20000 babies have been named Niall globally.

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Niall in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Niall

Learn how to apologize for your mistakes. You prefer to listen to your rational mind instead of your emotional side. Having letter I as your first vowel represents your elegance, impulsive attitude, big heart, and gentle soul. Learn to let go of things that don't belong in your life anymore. You could be a poet because of the original way you express yourself. Stick to your beliefs and hang out with people who boost your confidence and encourage you to do more.

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Famous people named Niall

  • Niall FitzGerald, Irish businessman
  • Niall Garve O'Donnel, Irish chieftain
  • Niall of the Nine Hostages, Irish king
  • Niall Andrews, Irish politician
  • Niall Stanage, Irish journalist and Associate Editor of the American political newspaper
  • Niall Stott, member of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad that finished ninth at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Niall Glúndub, 10th-century Irish king of the Cenél nEógain and High King of Ireland
  • Niall mac Cailein, nobleman and warrior
  • Niall Caille, to distinguish him
  • Niall Frossach, 8th-century Irish king of Ailech
  • Niall Shanks, English Canadian philosopher and critic of intelligent design
  • Niall O'Shea, London-born Gaelic footballer
  • Niall MacDermot, British Labour Party politician
  • Niall Conlon, Irish rugby union footballer
  • Niall Bruton, former Irish runner
  • Niall Donoher, Gaelic footballer from County Laois
  • Niall Campbell, 10th Duke of Argyll, Scottish peer and historian
  • Niall Madden, Irish jockey
  • Niall Iain MacDonald, Scottish Gaelic-language radio and television producer for BBC Scotland
  • Niall Ferguson, British historian and works as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution
  • Niall Quinn, Irish former professional footballer and businessman
  • Niall Williams, Irish author
  • Niall Ó Brolcháin, member of Seanad Éireann
  • Niall Tóibín, Irish comedian and actor
  • Niall Blaney, former Irish politician
  • Niall Macpherson, 1st Baron Drumalbyn, Scottish Tory and National Liberal politician
  • Niall O'Brien, former Irish cricketer
  • Niall Griffiths, English author of novels and short stories
  • Niall Mellon, Irish entrepreneur
  • Niall MacGinnis, Irish actor who made around 80 screen appearances
  • Niall McCarthy, Irish sportsperson
  • Niall O'Brien, Irish Columban missionary priest
  • Niall Breslin, Irish musician and former Westmeath Gaelic footballer and Leinster Rugby player
  • Niall Stokes, He was Chairman of the Independent Radio and Television Commission between 1993 and 1998
  • Niall Cahalane, Irish retired Gaelic footballer
  • Niall Quinn, Irish motor racing driver, currently living
  • Niall Mackenzie, Scottish former professional motorcycle road racer
  • Niall Patterson, former hurler
  • Niall Ó Dónaill, Irish language lexicographer from Loughanure
  • Niall Collins, Irish Fianna Fáil politician
  • Niall Gormley, Tyrone Gaelic footballer
  • Niall Matter, Canadian-American actor
  • Niall O'Dowd, Irish American journalist and author living
  • Niall Cusack in A Golden Crown as Actor
  • Niall Foley in Episode #1.4 as Actor
  • Niall Johnson in Keeping Mum as Director
  • Niall McCann in Lost in the Amazon as
  • Niall Cunningham in Ghosts Just Wanna Have Fun as Actor
  • Niall Toibin in Far and Away as Actor
  • Niall MacCormick in Albatross as Director
  • Composer Niall Byrne, movie Parked
  • In 2011, Niall Costigan portrayed the role of Po Po Jase in action, adventure flick Affected.
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