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Niall

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1955 5 0 5
1956 6 0 6
1958 7 0 7
1959 6 0 6
1960 6 0 6
1961 8 0 8
1962 7 0 7
1963 8 0 8
1964 14 0 14
1967 5 0 5
1968 10 0 10
1969 11 0 11
1970 14 0 14
1971 16 0 16
1972 8 0 8
1973 7 0 7
1974 7 0 7
1975 12 0 12
1976 11 0 11
1977 7 0 7
1978 8 0 8
1979 11 0 11
1980 11 0 11
1981 8 0 8
1982 14 0 14
1983 7 0 7
1984 10 0 10
1985 8 0 8
1986 21 0 21
1987 15 0 15
1988 18 0 18
1989 28 0 28
1990 24 0 24
1991 45 0 45
1992 30 0 30
1993 35 0 35
1994 37 0 37
1995 31 0 31
1996 34 0 34
1997 35 0 35
1998 29 0 29
1999 33 0 33
2000 37 0 37
2001 34 0 34
2002 32 0 32
2003 39 0 39
2004 34 0 34
2005 28 0 28
2006 35 0 35
2007 33 0 33
2008 33 0 33
2009 22 0 22
2010 18 0 18
2011 34 0 34
2012 43 0 43
2013 69 0 69
2014 64 0 64
2015 53 0 53

Fun Facts about the name Niall

  • How many people with the first name Niall have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,275 babies born with the first name Niall in the United States. That's more than enough people named Niall to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Niall? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Niall first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Niall is Sunday, February 3rd, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Niall born? The highest recorded use of the first name Niall was in 2013 with a total of 69 babies.
  • Random Niall Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Niall is not a popular baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Niall: Your name in reverse order is Llain. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lilan. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Niall as a first name

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Irish

Origin and Meaning of Niall

The name "Niall" is of Irish origin, and it means "Champion". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Borrowing from Irish or Scottish Gaelic, ultimately from Old Irish Níall, of uncertain original meaning. Suggestions include nél (“cloud”) and niadh (“champion”).

  1. A male given name used in Ireland and Scotland since the Middle Ages.

Niall was also found in the following language(s): Irish

Notable Persons With the Name Niall

Niall Horan

Niall Horan is a pop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Niall was given the name Niall James Horan on September 13th, 1993 in Mullingar, Ireland.

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Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is a scientist in the field of world history. Niall was given the name Niall Campbell Ferguson on April 18th, 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Niall Quinn

Niall Quinn is a soccer player for the Manortown United F.C., Arsenal F.C., Manchester City F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., BEC Tero Sasana F.C., Republic of Ireland national under-17 football team, Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team, and Republic of Ireland national under-23 footbal. Niall was born on October 6th, 1966 in Perrystown, Dublin, Ireland.

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Niall McGinn

Niall McGinn is a soccer player for the Aberdeen F.C., Dungannon Swifts F.C., Derry City F.C., Celtic F.C., Brentford F.C., Northern Ireland national under-23 football team, Northern Ireland national football B team, and Northern Ireland national football team. Niall was born on July 20th, 1987 in Dungannon.

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Niall Matter

Niall Matter is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2007. Niall was born on October 20th, 1980 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Niall MacGinnis

Niall MacGinnis was an important human. His most notable accomplishments were from 1935 to 1935. Niall was born on March 29th, 1913 in Dublin. He left this life on January 6th, 1977.

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  • Niall Breslin
    (musician)
  • Niall Mackenzie
    (notable human)
  • Niall Ó Glacáin
    (famed somebody)
  • Niall Hone
    (musician)
  • Niall O'Brien
    (cricketer)
  • Niall Ó Donnghaile
    (Councillor on Belfast City Council)
  • Niall Booker
    (important somebody)
  • Niall O'Connor
    (famous human)
  • Niall Thompson
    (soccer player)
  • Niall Macdermot
    (famous individual)
  • Niall Henderson
    (soccer player)
  • Niall Healy
    (athlete)
  • Niall Donnelly
    (entrepreneur)
  • Niall Burke
    (athlete)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Niall

Earl of Carrick Niall

Earl of Carrick Niall was a leading individual. He passed away in 1256.

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Ian Niall

Ian Niall was a famed human. Ian was born on November 7th, 1916. He breathed his last breath on June 24th, 2002.

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Jake Niall

Jake Niall is a noteworthy human.

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Madden Niall

Madden Niall is an important individual. Madden was born on November 11th, 1985.

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Gillacommain mac Niall

Gillacommain mac Niall was an influential human. He breathed his last breath in 991.

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What does the name Niall mean?

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

Iis for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

Lis for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Lis for loyalty, that you show.

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