Nigel

First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

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, of mostly British usage.
  2. (Australia, pejorative, 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.

Notable Persons Named Nigel

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nigel

He passed away on May 30th, 1169.

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He died in 1134.

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Leask was born in 1958.

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How popular is the baby name Nigel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 5 5 0
1918 6 6 0
1925 6 6 0
1929 6 0 6
1934 7 0 7
1936 5 0 5
1941 7 0 7
1946 6 0 6
1947 7 0 7
1948 9 0 9
1949 5 0 5
1950 9 0 9
1951 5 0 5
1952 11 0 11
1953 11 0 11
1954 19 0 19
1955 26 0 26
1956 15 0 15
1957 29 0 29
1958 24 0 24
1959 22 0 22
1960 22 0 22
1961 25 0 25
1962 26 0 26
1963 22 0 22
1964 28 0 28
1965 27 0 27
1966 23 0 23
1967 44 0 44
1968 46 0 46
1969 55 0 55
1970 56 0 56
1971 95 0 95
1972 90 0 90
1973 100 5 95
1974 98 8 90
1975 139 7 132
1976 123 0 123
1977 157 11 146
1978 124 7 117
1979 145 0 145
1980 165 0 165
1981 190 0 190
1982 145 0 145
1983 161 0 161
1984 154 0 154
1985 201 6 195
1986 208 0 208
1987 208 0 208
1988 240 0 240
1989 290 5 285
1990 314 0 314
1991 322 5 317
1992 391 7 384
1993 432 0 432
1994 454 7 447
1995 405 0 405
1996 383 0 383
1997 372 0 372
1998 373 0 373
1999 361 0 361
2000 349 0 349
2001 305 0 305
2002 280 0 280
2003 265 0 265
2004 236 0 236
2005 276 0 276
2006 309 0 309
2007 303 0 303
2008 270 0 270
2009 249 0 249
2010 216 0 216
2011 194 0 194
2012 178 0 178
2013 170 0 170
2014 154 0 154
2015 173 0 173
2016 144 0 144
2017 148 0 148

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Popularity of Nigel as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Nigel

  • How Popular is the name Nigel? Nigel is the 2,296th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nigel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,673 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 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nigel is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Nigel: Your name in reverse order is Legin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Liegn. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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