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What does Nygel mean?

Nygel /ny-gel/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Nygel's roots are Irish and Gaelic, and the meaning of Nygel is "champion". Nygel is a variant transcription of Nigel (Irish, Gaelic): variation of Niall. Compare last name Nagele.


Nygel has 4 alternative forms via Nigel: Nigellus, Niguel, Nijel and Njal.

Kreatif forms: Newgel, Nogel. [more]

How popular is Nygel?

Nygel is a rare first name for men. Nygel is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

The only popular variation form of Nygel (outside Top 1000) is Nigel. Variants like Niguel are seldom used. This boy name was at the peak of its popularity in 1994 (usage of 0.522%) and is now significantly less popular, with Nigel becoming less stylish. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Nygel and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nigel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Nygel is alike in pronunciation to Nagel. Another recommended similar baby name is Naegel. Like Nygel, these names are not frequently used.