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What does Nile mean?

Nile Pronunciation of Nile as a name for boys is of English origin, and Nile means "champion". Nile is an alternate form of Neil (Irish, Gaelic): Scottish variation of Niall. Nile is also a form of Niles (English).




VARIANTS Niel, Niall, Nial, Neill, Neile, Neel, Neall, Neale, Neal

OTHER FORMS VIA NEIL, NILES Nealle, Neilan, Neille, Neils, Nels, Nyles



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How popular is Nile?

Nile is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#49249 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Nile entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #1391 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #1973. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Nile (#1973 IN 2018) are Neil (#626), Neal (#1609), Niall (#1667), Neel (#1777), Neale, Neill, Nels, Niel and Niles. Adoption of these relations of Nile was at its apex 68 years ago (AVERAGE #1376) and has become significantly diminished since, with versions such as Neal becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nile, Neal, Neale, Neel, Neil in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Neill, Nels, Niall, Niel, Niles in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Neil, Niall outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nile is pronounced similarly to Newel, Noel, Noll and Nowel. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Able, Bale, Bille, Caile, Cale, Cole, Daile, Dale, Emile, Erle, Gaile, Gale, Hale, Jule, Kaile, Kale, Kile, Kyle, Lale, Lisle, Lyle, Nagle, Nailer, Nate, Nevile, Niaz, Nic, Nick, Nico, Niels, Nigel, Nijel, Nik, Niki, Niko, Nilos, Nils, Niven, Noble, Noe, Nolen, Nye, Odile, Ole, Olle, Vaile, Vale, Virle, Wole, Yale, Yule and Zale. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nile.

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