Gaelic, Male, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Niles

Niles comes from an English surname, a patronymic surname meaning “son of Neil”, derived from the given name Neil which is the anglicized form of Gaelic Niall, a name of uncertain etymology though possibly meaning “champion” or “cloud”. Niles could also be a variant of Neils, a German surname which is a reduced form of given name Cornelius, an Ancient Roman name of uncertain meaning though possibly derived from Latin cornu meaning “horn” derived from a PIE root word.

Origin: Gaelic, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Neil (Irish, Scottish, English)
  • Neal (English)
  • Nigel (English)
  • Nigellus (Latin)

 

Female forms:

  • Neilina (Scottish)
  • Nigella (English)

 

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