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Origin and Meaning of Nil

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Will not.

Etymology: See Nill (v. t.)

noun and adjective Nil
Nothing; of no account; worthless; -- a term often used for canceling, in accounts or bookkeeping.

Etymology: L., a contr. of nihil

noun Nil
A special value for a variable used in certain computer languages to mean no assigned value, to be distinguished from the value zero.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A quantity of no importance ("reduced to nil all the work we had done")

From Latin nīl, a contraction of nihil, nihilum (“nothing”). See nihilism.

  1. Nothing; zero.

nil was also found in the following language(s): Golin, Interlingua, Latin, Lojban, and Tok Pisin

Notable Persons Named Nil

Nil Karaibrahimgil Erener is a pop rock, alternative rock, and dance-pop musician. Her ongoing career started in 1990. Nil was born on October 17th, 1976.


Nil was born in Istanbul.


Nil Lara is a musical artist.


Nil Sorsky was a saint. Nil was born in 1443. He passed away on May 7th, 1508.


Nil was born in 1938 in Cairo, Egypt.


Nil Maizar is a soccer player for the Semen Padang F.C., AC Sparta Prague, PSP Padang, Indonesia national under-23 football team, and Indonesia national football team. Nil was born on January 2nd, 1970 in Payakumbuh, West Sumatra, Indonesia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nil

Maxi Nil is a rock, gothic metal, symphonic power metal, and symphonic metal musician. Her ongoing career started in 2003. Maxi was born on June 4th, 1981 in Athens, Greece.


He passed away on March 28th, 1970.


Amir Abu Nil is a soccer player for the Hapoel Haifa F.C., Maccabi Ahi Nazareth F.C., and Hapoel Acre F.C. Amir was born on February 27th, 1989 in I'billin.


Nil is an athlete for the Timbaúba Futebol Clube.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nil U.S.
  White 17.31% 64.26%
  African American 5.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 50.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 16.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nil

People with the last name Nil are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Nil

  • How Popular is the name Nil? Nil is the 31,648th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nil was the 156,044th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nil have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 141 babies born with the first name Nil in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nil to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nil? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nil first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nil is Sunday, December 7th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Nil born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nil was in 2017 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Nil Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nil is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Nil: Your name in reverse order is Lin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nil? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 104 people with the last name Nil.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nil? Nil is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.