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Rigel meaning and name origin
Rigel \r(i)-gel\ as a boy's 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.
Baby names that sound like Rigel are Ridgeley and Rogelio. Other similar baby names are Nigel, Eigil, Nagel, Nygel, Nijel, Rafel, Ravel, Regen, Reuel, Ruel, Ridge, Riley, Rodel, Roger and Ronel.
Popularity of Rigel
Rigel is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#29761 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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