Celtic Mythology (one of the names of the Lady of the Lake in Arthurian legends)

Nimue Origin and Meaning

The name Nimue is a girl's name of Welsh origin.

Nimue (Lady of the Lake) is the ruler of Avalon in the Arthurian legend. Nimue plays a pivotal role in many stories, including giving King Arthur his sword Excalibur, enchanting Merlin, and raising Lancelot after the death of his father.

Always an unusual choice, this name went to three magical girls in England and Wales in 2013.

Related names include Nimue, Viviane, Vivien, Elaine, Ninianne, Nivian, and Evienne.

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Nimue in Pop Culture

  • Nimuethe Lady of the Lake in Arthurian myths
  • Nimuecharacter on Once Upon a Time
  • Nimuecharacter on Merlin (1998 TV miniseries), played by Isabella Rossellini
  • Pronounced "NIMoo,ay" or "NIM,oo,ee"
  • Possible nickname: Nim

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