Nile - girls name

Nile name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Nile name meaning:

The name "Nile" is of Arabic origin and it holds several meanings. One of the most common interpretations is that it refers to the famous river that flows through Egypt, known as the Nile River. The Nile is the longest river in Africa and has historically played a significant role in the development of ancient civilizations. It provided water for irrigation, transportation, and trade, making it a vital lifeline for the region. Therefore, the name "Nile" can symbolize strength, life, and abundance.

In addition to its connection with the river, the name "Nile" also has other possible meanings. In Arabic, it can mean "blue" or "beautiful." This suggests that the name may also be associated with qualities such as tranquility, calmness, and serenity. Overall, "Nile" is a name that carries a rich cultural and historical background, representing the power, beauty, and peacefulness associated with the river it shares its name with.

Origin: Egyptian

From the Nile.


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Overall UK ranking: 4634 out of 5581

4 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1490)

Historical popularity of Nile

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