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Origin: Roman
Meaning: Black

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Nigel

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Nigel in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Nigel:

  • Records indicate that 9,798 boys in the United States have been named Nigel since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1994, when 447 people in the U.S. were given the name Nigel. Those people are now 26 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      4 Positive Comments

  • "I named my son Nigel (born in 2003). Ironically, there was another Nigel living in the same small Wisconsin town we lived in at the time. Unofficially, we say we that we named Nigel after Nigel Tufnel, the guitar player from Spinal Tap, but we really just thought it was a cool name. As a nickname, we call him the "The Nige"" Aug. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm naming my new baby Nigel. It's a cool name, sounds sophisticated, and means "black," the color sophisticated people wear. It's a fine name." Feb. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "The Phonetic Pronunciation is NY-juhl. My love. I just love the name. Well frankly, fell in love with the name first, den the person." Aug. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Many pronounce it wrong b/c lack of exposure to it! However, people compliment the name constantly! It is not heard alot and I like that as well. It is a "real", yet unique and strong name." Apr. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "Combine the first name of legendary British racing car driver Nigel Mansell and the surname of the long-deceased American rock singer Eddie Cochran and what do you get? Nigel Cochran, which was what the evil Prince Megiddo in Kagaku Sentai Dynaman (a Power Rangers-like show in Japan in the Eighties) was known as in the Night Flight parody dub of Dynaman" Aug. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its a OK name and its easy to spell. Though lots of people think english when they hear Nigel and I'm australian" Jan. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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