US Popularity:9278
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Champion; Cloud; River, Nile, from the Nile River
Nil is a gender-neutral name, the male version being of Gaelic origin, meaning “champion” and “cloud,” and the neutral form particularly beloved in Turkey, meaning "river," "Nile," or “from the Nile River.” With such a rich history and culture for any gender, baby Nil can look to their name for inspiration from times long past. From the sky above to the water that runs below, this earthy name pays homage to nature and the gentle yet constant movement within. Whatever life may bring, baby Nil will emerge as a champion in their own right.

Nil Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Nil is currently #4593 on The Bump
Boy:Nil is currently #2570 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Nil is currently #3087 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nil is currently #9278 in U.S. births
Boy:Nil is currently #9457 in U.S. births
Girl:Nil is currently #7131 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 1763
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • WordSense Dictionary, Nil

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 487

  • Behind the Name, Nil, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Neilos, May 2020

  • Name Doctor, Neil

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