Infographic of Nigel name meaning, which is “The dark one,” from nigellus, a diminutive of the Latin niger, black.
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Nigel Name Popularity

How popular is the name Nigel? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 1,434 6 0.0003%
1956 0 0%
1957 1,192 12 0.0006%
1958 0 0%
1959 1,617 5 0.0003%
1960 1,366 7 0.0004%
1961 1,325 8 0.0004%
1962 0 0%
1963 1,280 10 0.0006%
1964 1,556 5 0.0003%
1965 1,621 5 0.0003%
1966 1,142 13 0.0008%
1967 1,033 17 0.0011%
1968 1,126 15 0.001%
1969 1,043 22 0.0014%
1970 1,061 24 0.0015%
1971 830 54 0.0036%
1972 836 50 0.0037%
1973 861 44 0.0034%
1974 825 53 0.0041%
1975 838 53 0.0041%
1976 805 63 0.0049%
1977 763 75 0.0056%
1978 821 64 0.0048%
1979 707 98 0.007%
1980 702 105 0.0072%
1981 615 144 0.0098%
1982 781 82 0.0055%
1983 704 98 0.0066%
1984 675 115 0.0077%
1985 653 129 0.0085%
1986 630 154 0.0102%
1987 655 147 0.0096%
1988 644 168 0.0108%
1989 588 228 0.0141%
1990 572 270 0.0163%
1991 566 274 0.0168%
1992 513 344 0.0216%
1993 488 385 0.0247%
1994 475 414 0.027%
1995 503 369 0.0245%
1996 525 331 0.0221%
1997 521 342 0.0231%
1998 542 325 0.0217%
1999 560 311 0.0208%
2000 576 306 0.02%
2001 629 255 0.0169%
2002 644 250 0.0167%
2003 716 212 0.0139%
2004 759 195 0.0128%
2005 717 236 0.0154%
2006 691 276 0.0176%
2007 737 259 0.0164%
2008 813 217 0.014%
2009 823 211 0.0141%
2010 913 163 0.0113%
2011 969 144 0.0101%
2012 968 143 0.01%
2013 986 135 0.0095%
2014 1,072 116 0.008%
2015 1,011 134 0.0092%
2016 1,143 101 0.007%
2017 1,183 89 0.0064%
2018 1,278 72 0.0052%
2019 1,428 51 0.0038%

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What names are variants of Nigel?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Nigel.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Nigellus

Champion

Irish

Niguel

Champion

Irish

Nijel

Champion

Irish

Njal

Champion

Irish

Nygel

Champion

Irish


What names sound like Nigel?

If you like how Nigel sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Nigel.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Naegel

Nail maker

German

Nagel

Nail maker

German

Nicol

A diminutive form of Nicholas.

Scottish

Nikhel

Whole, all

Indian (Sanskrit)


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