About the name Nigella

About the baby name Nigella, at Click Baby Names.com

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If you like the name Nigella, find out the meaning, origin, nicknames, variations and other information to help you decide if you want to use this first name for your baby.
Name meaning, variations & etymology
  • In Gaelic, the first name Nigella could come from neall for cloud
  • The name may also be derived from the Gaelic word niadh, meaning champion
  • The name of a flower, also known as Love-in-a mist, a woody flowering plant (see a photo below)
  • The flowering plant has spicy black seeds (known as black cumin), so the name could mean “black” for these seeds
  • Nigella is the feminine form of the names Nigel and Neill

Famous people named Nigella

TV chef Nigella Lawson
Jamaican badminton player Nigella Saunders

Nigella flower and black seeds
Nigella flower and black seeds – Photo by Rezkrr/Envato


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