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Definition of Nigel

Nigel Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Australian Slang
unpopular person
Nigel Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
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South Africa +27-11
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Nigel is an English masculine given name. The name is derived from the Latin . This Latin word would seem to derive from the Latin , meaning "black"; however this is thought to be an example of an incorrect etymology created by French-speaking clerics, who knew Latin as well, to translate the Norman first name Neel in the Latin written documents. Indeed, the Latin word gave birth to Old French  (modern ), meaning “niello, black enamel” and it explains the confusion, because the clerics believed it was the same etymology as the first name Neel, spelled the same way.

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