Nigel Origin and Meaning
The name Nigel is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "dark, black-haired".
A name that Yanks might see as overly British, but combined with the right surname, it does have a measure of Sherlock Holmesian dash via Nigel Bruce, who played the original Dr. Watson to Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes.
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Famous People Named Nigel
- Nigel Colin McCreryEnglish author, screenwriter, and TV/film producer ('Silent Witness', 'New Tricks', 'All the King's Men')
- Nigel Barnard HawthorneEnglish actor
- Nigel LythgoeEnglish TV producer and judge ("So You Think You Can Dance")
- Nigel BradhamAmerican NFL football player
- Nigel BarkerEnglish photographer and TV personality
- Nigel Richard Patton DempsterBritish gossip columnist
- (William) Nigel Ernle BruceEnglish actor
- Nigel Ernest James MansellEnglish racing driver
- Nigel BondEnglish snooker player
- Nigel KennedyEnglish violinist
- Nigel Paul FarageEnglish MEP and leader of the Independence Party
- Nigel Howard CloughEnglish footballer and manager
- Nigel David ShortEnglish chess champion
- Nigel McGuinness (born Steven Haworth)English pro wrestler
- Nigel MarvenBritish wildlife documentary producer and actor, Walking With Dinosaurs
Nigel in Pop Culture
- Nigel Thornberrydad on animated series "The Wild Thornberrys"
- Nigel Bottomcharacter in musical "Something Rotten"
- Dr. Nigel Fenwaycharacter on TV's "Threshold"
- Nigel Bakerboy in film "Cheaper by the Dozen"
- Dr. Nigel Townsendcharacter on TV's "Crossing "Jordan"
- Nigelcockatoo in the animated movie "Rio"
- Nigelpelican in Pixar's "Finding Nemo"
- Nigel Tufnellead guitarist of fictional band Spinal Tap
- Nigel Uno (a.k.a. Numbah One)one of the main characters on Codename: Kids Next Door
- Nigel Pinchleycharacter on an episode of TV's "Family Guy"
- Nigel Wickcharacter on the hit ABC Sitcom "The Drew Carey Show"