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  • 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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