Niall - boys name

Niall name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 89%

Niall name meaning:

The name Niall is of Irish origin and has a rich history in Celtic mythology. It is derived from the Gaelic name "Niall" or "Niallán," which means "champion" or "cloud." The name is often associated with bravery, strength, and leadership, reflecting the qualities of a true warrior. In ancient times, Niall was the name of several legendary Irish kings and heroes, adding to its significance and prestige.

People named Niall are often described as confident, ambitious, and charismatic individuals. They possess natural leadership skills and have a strong sense of determination that helps them overcome challenges and achieve success. Nialls are known to be loyal friends and supportive partners, always standing up for what they believe in and motivating those around them.

Overall, the name Niall represents a deep-rooted connection to Irish heritage and carries with it a sense of power, bravery, and resilience. It is a name that evokes respect and admiration, making it a popular choice for parents looking for an empowering and meaningful name for their baby boy.

Origin: Celtic



Unisex names

Related names

Niall , Niguel

Other boys names beginning with N


Overall UK ranking: 514 out of 4789

76 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (213)

Historical popularity of Niall

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