Nigel meaning and origin

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old Irish and Celtic
Usage: English, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Spanish, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Meaning: Dark Cloud and Champion
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Originated from Old Irish and Celtic, Well-Liked Nigel means "Dark Night or Champion" is a gender insensitive name is particulary used in Hindi, Danish, Norwegian, English, Swedish, Gujarati, Finnish, Spanish and Tamil. Also Nigel is Scottish and English cognate of Nigellus, a Latinised Form of Niall.

Variants of Nigel

Nigellus, Niegel, Niall, Neil, Nial, Neal, Nil, Janeil, Njal

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Popularity of Nigel

In United States, Nigel was once a common name since emerging in 1915 it has been given to over 11796 babies. At its zenith in 1994,. However after 90 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but it is still going strong. Moreover, the name has been to Also, A common name in Ireland with over 1931 new-borns have been given the name since 1964. When at the peak of its usage in 1975, it ranked 67th when 128 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. Also, Nigel was a common name in New South Wales. Over 1287 babies have been named Nigel since 1966. When at the peak of its usage in 1972,. After 13 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts.

In Queensland, Nigel is a familiar name where it had been in use since for 12 from 1967 to 1979 and had secured the place in top 100 names. In 1973, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 74 on boy names chart when 60 babies were given the name Nigel. There are over 525 babies that have been given the name Nigel in Queensland. Nigel is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 600 names. In 1996, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 552 on boy names chart when 33 babies were named Nigel. There are over 401 babies that have been given the name Nigel in England and Wales. Also, in Netherlands, in just 1 years, it has made it to the top 400 names. In 2015, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 377 on boy names chart when 40 babies were named Nigel.

Nigel is an uncommon baby name in France where it has been in use since 1953 and peaked in 1953 when it ranked 1051st. In Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and achieved its top ranking of 420 in 1995. Over 174 babies in Belgium have been named Nigel. The given name is a rare baby name in Netherlands however it is still in use. However things change on global perspective, Nigel is extremely popular in England where every 1 in 500 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Australia, Wales, South Africa, New Zealand and Canada. At least, 220000 people globally have been given the name as per our research.

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Nigel in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Nigel

You are an example of how a true friend and perfect lover should look like if no 6 is your personality number. Don't live to work. Work to live. You are that best friend who's always there to give a hand and that perfect lover with endless understanding. You are not selfish but you are not naive as well. You are unique and born to stand out. When you are facing an obstacle, don't shy away from asking for help if you feel like you need it.

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Namesakes of Nigel

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  • Nigel Pegrum, drummer with the Small Faces and Steeleye Span before becoming a producer
  • Nigel Ashford, British-born, U.S.-based academic and author
  • Nigel Williamson, British journalist
  • Nigel Albon, British race car driver
  • Nigel Trench, 7th Baron Ashtown, British peer and diplomat
  • Nigel Thrift, British academic and geographer
  • Nigel Rogers, English multilingual tenor, music conductor
  • Nigel Brown, New Zealand painter living in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Nigel Dennis, English writer, critic
  • Nigel Paulet, 18th Marquess of Winchester, British peer and the premier Marquess of England
  • Nigel Lambert, English voice actor
  • Nigel Mobbs, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire between 1997 and 2005
  • Nigel Thomson, Australian artist
  • Nigel Barley, anthropologist famous for the books he has written on his experiences
  • Nigel Rees, English writer and broadcaster
  • Nigel Ayers, English multimedia artist
  • Nigel Keay, New Zealand composer
  • Nigel de Grey, British codebreaker
  • Nigel Merrett, British zoologist and ichthyologist and former director of the fish section of the British Natural History Museum
  • Nigel Tetley, first person to circumnavigate the world solo
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  • Nigel Humphreys, British actor
  • Nigel Napier, 14th Lord Napier, Scottish soldier and courtier
  • Nigel Pickard, British television executive
  • Nigel Waymouth, designer and artist, a co-partner
  • Nigel Pierre, football striker from Trinidad and Tobago
  • Nigel D'Oyly, 11th-12th century nobleman of England and,
  • Nigel Vonas, film, television, and theatre actor
  • Nigel Rodley, international lawyer and professor
  • Nigel Fisher, Conservative Party politician
  • Nigel Dempster, British journalist, author
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  • Nigel Spivey, British classicist and academic
  • Nigel Ross, English cricketer
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  • Nigel Wright, record producer from England
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  • Nigel Pennick, author publishing on occultism, magic, natural magic, divination
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  • Nigel McCulloch, Anglican bishop
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