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What does Nygel mean?

Nygel /ny-gel/ as a boys' name has the meaning "champion". Nygel is a variant form, with the prefix Ny-, of Nigel (Irish, Gaelic): variation of Niall.


Nygel has 3 alternative forms via Nigel: Niguel, Nijel and Njal.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Nagel, Newgel, ..

(female) Nygella, Nygelly, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only popular variation form of Nygel (outside Top 2000) is Nigel (#1215 in recent rankings). Other variants, like Niguel, are seldom used. This relation of Nygel was popular with parents 20 years ago (#478) and is now significantly less popular (#1215, down 65.8%). Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Nygel and corresponding names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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, Nagelle and Nagle. Other recommended names are Angel, Hywel, Mykel, Naegel, Neel, Newel, Niel, Noel, Nowel, Nye, Nyles, Nyree, Rigel and Tyrel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nygel.