River name, color name, or variation of Niall, Irish

Nile Origin and Meaning

The name Nile is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "champion".

Water names are a cool category these days, and this one of the famous Egyptian river is no exception. It streamlines the fussier Niles and also may be thought of as a color name, meaning dark blue or indigo.

Nile is also related to Niall, the Irish Gaelic form of Neal/Neil.

Nile was actually used enough to make it onto the Top 1000 a couple of times around the turn of the last century.

# 980 in the US

Nile Rank in US Top 1000

Nile Popularity

Famous People Named Nile

  • Nile Gregory RodgersJr., American singer and guitarist of band Chic
  • Nile Clarke KinnickAmerican college football player
  • Nile RangerEnglish footballer
  • Nile BartWilliams, son of singers Ayo & Patrice Bart,Williams
  • Nile WilsonOlympic gymnast

Nile in Pop Culture

  • Nile Dokcharacter from "Attack on Titan"
  • Nileriver in Egypt