Niall Origin and Meaning

The name Niall is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "cloud".

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 McGinnNorthern Irish footballer
  • Niall of the Nine HostagesHigh King of Ireland
  • Niall James HoranIrish singer
  • Niall Campbell Douglas FergusonScottish historian
  • Niall John QuinnIrish footballer
  • Niall MatterCanadian actor
  • Niall Joseph SheehyIrish actor
  • Niall Macfarlane MackenzieScottish motorcycle racer
  • Niall John O'BrienIrish cricketer
  • Niall MacGinnisIrish actor

Niall in Pop Culture

  • Niall Ardanachyoung emperor of Mor Ardain in the game "Xenoblade Chronicles 2"
  • Niall Brigantfairy on TV's "True Blood"
  • NiallCharacter in the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
  • Niall Mithrilencharacter in "Sims" series
  • Niall Raffertycharacter on British soap "Hollyoaks"

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