N Names – Baby names starting with N

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Neal

Meaning of the name Neal. Listen and learn how to pronounce Neal so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: The name could come from “”passionate, vehement”” or from nel””a cloud.”” Niall of the Nine Hostages (read the legend) was a fourth-century king of Tara who gained the throne because of a test – he and his brothers had to enter the forest and find their own food and shelter. As time wore on they grew thirsty and approached a well guarded by a hideously ugly woman. Before she would allow them to have a drink she asked for a kiss. Only Niall agreed and when he had kissed her she was transformed into the most beautiful woman on earth and in turn she granted him sovereignty of Erin.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Neal Niall

PRONUNCIATION: “nye + al”

ENGLISH: Neal

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Neil

Meaning of the name Neil. Listen and learn how to pronounce Neil so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: The name could come from “”passionate, vehement”” or from nel””a cloud.”” Niall of the Nine Hostages (read the legend) was a fourth-century king of Tara who gained the throne because of a test – he and his brothers had to enter the forest and find their own food and shelter. As time wore on they grew thirsty and approached a well guarded by a hideously ugly woman. Before she would allow them to have a drink she asked for a kiss. Only Niall agreed and when he had kissed her she was transformed into the most beautiful woman on earth and in turn she granted him sovereignty of Erin.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Neil Niall

PRONUNCIATION: “nye + al”

ENGLISH: Neil

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Niall

Meaning of the Irish name Niall. Listen and learn how to pronounce Niall so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: The name could come from “”passionate, vehement”” or from nel””a cloud.”” Niall of the Nine Hostages (read the legend) was a fourth-century king of Tara who gained the throne because of a test – he and his brothers had to enter the forest and find their own food and shelter. As time wore on they grew thirsty and approached a well guarded by a hideously ugly woman. Before she would allow them to have a drink she asked for a kiss. Only Niall agreed and when he had kissed her she was transformed into the most beautiful woman on earth and in turn she granted him sovereignty of Erin.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Niall

PRONUNCIATION: “”nye + al””

ENGLISH: Neil or Neal (pron. “”neel””)

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Famous People with the Name Niall: Niall Horan of British boy band One Direction, Niall Ferguson

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Noel

Meaning of the name Noel. Listen and learn how to pronounce Noel so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: nollaig is the Irish word for Christmas and is given to boys or girls born on December 25th.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Noel Nollaig

PRONUNCIATION: “null + ig”

ENGLISH: Noel

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Neala

Meaning of the Irish name Neala. Listen and learn how to pronounce Neala so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Meaning “female champion” it is the feminine form of Niall.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Neala Neila

PRONUNCIATION: nee + la”

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Neave

Meaning of the name Neave. Listen and learn how to pronounce Neave so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: niamh “radiance, lustre, brightness.” The daughter of the sea god Manannan she was known as “Niamh of the Golden Hair,” a beautiful princess riding on a white horse. She fell in love with Fionn’s son Oisin (read the legend of Niamh and Oisin) and lived with him in Tir-na-nOg (“Land of the Young”) (read the legend) where 300 years passed in what seemed like three weeks. In 2003 it was the eleventh most popular baby girl’s name in Ireland.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Neave Niamh

PRONUNCIATION: nee + iv” or “neev”

ENGLISH: Neave

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Nollaig

Meaning of the Irish name Nollaig. Listen and learn how to pronounce Nollaig so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: nollaig is the Irish word for Christmas and is given to boys or girls born on December 25th.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Nollaig

PRONUNCIATION: “”null + ig””

ENGLISH: Noel

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Nessa

Meaning of the Irish name Nessa. Listen and learn how to pronounce Nessa so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Nessa was the mother of Conchobhar (Conor) Mac Nessa, king of Ulster. A powerful and beautiful woman, ambitious for her son, she tricked her second husband, Fergus, into giving up his kingdom to his stepson, Conchobhar (Conor), for a year, but Conchobhar (Conor) ruled so wisely and so well that the people chose him to be their permanent king.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Nessa Neasa

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Niamh

Meaning of the Irish name Niamh. Listen and learn how to pronounce Niamh so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: niamh “radiance, lustre, brightness.” The daughter of the sea god Manannan she was known as “Niamh of the Golden Hair,” a beautiful princess riding on a white horse. She fell in love with Fionn’s son Oisin (read the legend of Niamh and Oisin) and lived with him in Tir-na-nOg (“Land of the Young”) (read the legend) where 300 years passed in what seemed like three weeks. In 2003 it was the eleventh most popular baby girl’s name in Ireland.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Niamh

PRONUNCIATION: nee + iv” or “neev”

ENGLISH: Neave, Niav

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Niav

Meaning of the name Niav. Listen and learn how to pronounce Niav so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: niamh “radiance, lustre, brightness.” The daughter of the sea god Manannan she was known as “Niamh of the Golden Hair,” a beautiful princess riding on a white horse. She fell in love with Fionn’s son Oisin (read the legend of Niamh and Oisin) and lived with him in Tir-na-nOg (“Land of the Young”) (read the legend) where 300 years passed in what seemed like three weeks. In 2003 it was the eleventh most popular baby girl’s name in Ireland.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Niav Niamh

PRONUNCIATION: nee + iv” or “neev”

ENGLISH: Niav

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Noelle

Meaning of the name Noelle. Listen and learn how to pronounce Noelle so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: Used for both male and female it is the Irish word for Christmas, as in Noel or Noelle.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Noelle Nollaig

PRONUNCIATION: null + ig”

ENGLISH: Noelle

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Nola

Meaning of the Irish name Nola. Listen and learn how to pronounce Nola so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Popular names that are considered to be abbreviated forms of Fionnoula. (See Fionnuala above).

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Nola Noleen

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Nollaig

Meaning of the Irish name Nollaig. Listen and learn how to pronounce Nollaig so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Used for both male and female it is the Irish word for Christmas, as in Noel or Noelle.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Nollaig

PRONUNCIATION: null + ig”

ENGLISH: Noelle

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Nora

Meaning of the Irish name Nora. Listen and learn how to pronounce Nora so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: A classic Irish name, it could be a shortened form of Eleanor meaning “torch” or could be from the Latin Honora meaning “honor, reputation” and became so popular in Ireland in the Middle Ages that many people assumed it was Irish. Noreen is the diminutive of Nora and means “little honourable one.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Nora Norah Noreen

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Nuala

Meaning of the Irish name Nuala. Listen and learn how to pronounce Nuala so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: It is really a shortened version of Fionnuala (see Fionnuala above) and in Ireland it is more widely used than Fionnuala. Meaning “fair shouldered, exceptionally lovely,” the name has been in existence since the 13th century.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Nuala

PRONUNCIATION: noo + la”

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