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Gender: M Pronunciation: nye-al Meaning of Niall: "cloud" Origin of Niall: Irish

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Niall is pronounced nye-al--something like Neil, but this Irish spelling of the name makes it much more current and cool.

This is an ancient name borne by several of the high kings of Tara, the most famous of whom was the powerful semi-mythological fifth century king known as Niall of the Nine Hostages, ancestor of all the O'Neills and MacNeills that followed.

Niall Ferguson is a respected English historian, one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2004.

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Famous People Named Niall

Niall James Horan, a member of the British/Irish boy band One Direction (pronounces it Nile)
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Niall Joseph Sheehy, Irish actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Niall

Character in the fairy book series Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Niall Brigant, a fairy from HBO's True Blood
It's actually pronounced Nile - Neil is pronounced Neal.

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