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What does Nijel mean?

Nijel Pronunciation of Nijel [ni-jel] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Nijel is "champion". Nijel is a version of Nigel (Irish, Gaelic): variation of Niall.

Associated with: champion.


3 relations via Nigel: Niguel, Njal and Nygel.

Creative forms:
(male) Newjel, Nisjel, ..

(female) Nine, Niner, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nijel Marco (N.M.), ..

How popular is Nijel?

Nijel is an uncommon given name for men. Nijel is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Nigel (#1106 in recent rankings) is the only popular related form of Nijel (not ranked). This form of Nijel was favored 2 decades ago (#478) and is now much less common (#1106, 61%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nigel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nijel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nijel is alike in pronunciation to Naegel. Other suggested similar names are Airel, Anjel, Fidel, Mikel, Nagel, Neel, Newel, Nial, Niall, Nicol, Niel, Niels, Nikhel, Nile, Niles, Niven, Noel, Nowel, Onjel, Rigel and Videl. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nijel.

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