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Origin: Netherlands
Region Origin: Western Europe

Nigel is a name of Celtic origin, derived from the name Niall, which means "champion". It also has roots in the Latin word "niger," which means "dark". The name Niall traveled across Europe over time, evolving into Njal in Scandinavia, then the Latin and Old French "Nigellus" in Normandy, and finally Nigel in England. The name Nigel has a rich history and can be found in records dating back to the Middle Ages. It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to Walter Scott's novel "The Fortunes of Nigel" (1822). Nigel has been more common in England and Wales than in other countries, peak

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