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What does Rigel mean?

Rigel Pronunciation of Rigel [rigel] as a boys' name is pronounced RYE-jel. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Rigel is "foot". In the Orion constellation, Rigel is the blue star of the first magnitude that marks the hunter's left foot.

Associated with: arabic, hunter.


Creative forms:
(male) Rinel, Rogel, ..

(female) Righ, Rine, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rigel Benny (R.B.), ..

How popular is Rigel?

Rigel is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#35666 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Rigel has not been listed in the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rigel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rigel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Airel, Angel, Fidel, Miguel, Mikel, Nagel, Niel, Nigel, Niguel, Nijel, Nygel, Rafel, Ravel, Regen, Reuel, Rice, Rider, Ridge, Rien, Ries, Rigg, Rike, Riker, Riley, River, Rives, Rodel, Roger, Ronel, Ruel and Videl. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rigel.