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Nigel

[nahy-juh l] /ˈnaɪ dʒəl/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Neil.
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  • Nigel felt stiff for the most part, but the pain was sharp and not always in one place.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • "A jambe gules erased," said Sir Nigel, shaking his head solemnly.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Believe me, Nigel, old boy, the Law's the greatest duffer on earth.

  • "Yet I have known the king's enemies claim to ride in his same," said Sir Nigel.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • It need hardly be told that his open and friendly address met equally ready and cheerful acceptation from Nigel Olifaunt.

    The Fortunes of Nigel Sir Walter Scott
Word Origin and History for Nigel

masc. proper name; see Neil.

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