Nigel
Origin/Usage
Gaelic
Pronunciation
NIE-jəl
Meaning
Coming from clouds
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Nigel is a Latinized form of Neil. Neil originates in Gaelic languages and means "coming from clouds". Some sources also suggest the meaning "champion". As a masculine given name it has always been popular in the United Kingdom, in the United States its popularity declined lately. The famous bearer is Neil Armstrong, an American astronaut and the first man on the Moon.

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Nigel Davenport - actor
Nigel Dennis - author
Nigel Green - actor
Nigel Kennedy - musician
Nigel Planer - actor
Nigel Walker - soccer player

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