Nigel name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nigel mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nigel

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from Minnesota, U.S. agree the name Nigel means "Champion" and is of English origin.
  2. A user from Canada says the name Nigel means "Someone who works a lot of jobs".
  3. According to a user from Trinidad and Tobago, the name Nigel means "Kind, independent hard work, gentleman".
  4. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Nigel means "Champ" and is of English origin.
  5. A user from Minnesota, U.S. says the name Nigel is of Scottish origin and means "chamipon".
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English form of Latin Nigellus, from nigellus, diminutive of niger (“black”), used in the Middle Ages to Latinize Norman Néel or Gaelic Neil.

  1. A male given name from Latin, of mostly British usage.
  2. (Australia, derogatory, usually restricted to youths) A person, usually male, who is unpopular with their peers, unfashionable, socially awkward and/or introverted.
    He's such a , hanging around in the library all day by himself.
  3. (derogatory) An English person

Nigel was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano

Notable Persons Named Nigel

Notable Persons Named Nigel

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage is a Leader of the UK Independence Party, Chairman of the UK Independence Party, Chairman of Europe of Freedom, Direct Democracy, Democracy, for South East England, Leader of theUK Independence Party, Chairman of theUK Independence Party, Chairman ofEurope of . Nigel was born on April 3rd, 1964 in Downe.

Sam Neill

Sam Neill is an actor and voice actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to present. Sam was given the name Nigel John Dermot Neill on September 14th, 1947 in Omagh. Sam is also known as Neill and Nigel John Dermot.

Nigel de Jong

Nigel de Jong is a soccer player for the LA Galaxy, AFC Ajax, Hamburger SV, Manchester City F.C., A.C. Milan, Netherlands national under-21 football team, and Netherlands national football team. Nigel was born on November 30th, 1984 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Nigel Mansell

Nigel Mansell is a racing driver. Nigel was born on August 8th, 1953 in Upton-upon-Severn, United Kingdom.

Nigel Hawthorne

Nigel Hawthorne was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 2001. Nigel was given the name Nigel Barnard Hawthorne on April 5th, 1929 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, U.K. Nigel is also known as Nigel Hawthorne CBE, Nigel Hawthorn, and Sir Nigel Hawthorne. He breathed his last breath on December 26th, 2001.

John Taylor

John Taylor is a new wave music, punk rock, alternative rock, hard rock, and pop rock musician. He plays Bass guitar, Guitar, Philip Kubicki Factor Bass, Aria (guitar company), Peavey Electronics, and Vocals. He was most active from 1978 to 1978. John was given the name Nigel John Taylor on June 20th, 1960 in Solihull, Warwickshire, England. John is also known as J.T., Tigger ., and Tigger (1980s nick-name)..

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    Soccer Player
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  • Nigel Godrich
    Recording Engineer
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    Soccer Player
  • Nigel Short
    Chess Player
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    Fashion Photographer
  • Nigel Bruce
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  • Nigel Lythgoe OBE
  • Nigel Reo-Coker
    Soccer Player
  • Nigel Olsson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nigel

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nigel


He passed away on May 30th, 1169.

William fitz Nigel

He died in 1134.

Leask Nigel

Leask was born in 1958.


Fun Facts about the name Nigel

  • How Popular is the name Nigel? Nigel is the 2,332nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nigel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,909 babies born with the first name Nigel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nigel to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nigel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nigel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nigel is Friday, February 28th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Nigel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nigel was in 1994 with a total of 447 babies.
  • Random Nigel Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nigel is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Nigel: The name spelled backwards is Legin. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Gnlei. How do you pronounce that?
  • Nigel name meaning

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