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  1. Nigelnoun

    A male given name, of mostly British usage.

  2. Etymology: English form of Nigellus, diminutive of niger, used in the Middle Ages to Latinize Norman Néel or Gaelic Neil.


  1. Nigel

    Nigel ( NY-jəl) is an English masculine given name. The English Nigel is commonly found in records dating from the Middle Ages; however, it was not used much before being revived by 19th-century antiquarians. For instance, Walter Scott published The Fortunes of Nigel in 1822, and Arthur Conan Doyle published Sir Nigel in 1905–06. As a name given for boys in England and Wales, it peaked in popularity from the 1950s to the 1970s (see below). Nigel has never been as common in other countries as it is in Britain, but was among the 1,000 most common names for boys born in the United States from 1971 to 2010. Numbers peaked in 1994 when 447 were recorded (it was the 478th most common boys' name that year). The peak popularity at 0.02% of boys' names in 1994 compares to a peak popularity in England and Wales of about 1.2% in 1963, 60 times higher.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nigel' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2996

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nigel' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3279

Anagrams for Nigel »

  1. ingle

  2. ligne

  3. linge

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nigel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nigel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Nigel in a Sentence

  1. Sam Galsworthy:

    I've always felt an emotional connection with Stamford Raffles because Stamford Raffles was my great, great, great, great, great grandfather, when I mentioned this to Nigel Moore [ Raffles' FB director ], I saw his face light up as I hoped it would. But I was blissfully unaware that 2015 would be the centenary of the Raffles Singapore Sling.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I like Nigel a lot. He has a lot to offer, he is a very smart person. They won't bring him in. Think how well they would do if they did. They just haven't figured that out yet.

  3. Whole Foods Employee:

    Hey guys, I’m smiling and I’m hanging out with Nigel on Christmas Eve. We’re going to embarrass ourselves! We’re going to sing.

  4. Michael Persley:

    I really need the community to help bring justice to the family of Nigel Brown.

  5. Pauline Jones:

    I'm hoping he (Nigel Farage) doesn't come to me because it's lies, they're just feeding the 'simple people', the working class people, lies, that it's going to be better.

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