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


PRONUNCIATION: “”nye + al””

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

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Niall and read along with the meaning)

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

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  1. Can’t believe i share the same name as Niall Horan… – -

  2. Everyone came here for Niall Horan. I just came here because I like the name. #sorrynotsorry :)

  3. I am 100% a Horanator! Niall is an amazing man,I love him so much!

  4. I like the meaning of his name. Lol. Read it.

  5. Niall Horan's Princess says:

    omg!!!! I LOVE Niall James Horan!!! Yes im a Directioner!! And im Niall’s Princess!

  6. Claire Styles says:

    OMGOSH! Even though he ties first with harry Styles, i’m here for Niall Horan too! Everyone’s gotta love him!!!!! He is so adorable. I LOVE his accent.

  7. Came here for my babe

  8. hibzhoran! says:

    yeah..i came here for the one nd only Niall Horan!!

  9. I came for Niall James Horan the fittest lad on earth

  10. Everyone’s here for Horan? I came because of Hunter Niall – the marvelous seeker from the “Sweep” series :)

  11. aha! thats right!

  12. Thank you! I trust this website. I had an argument with my sister last night, and she kept saying it was pronounced Knee all not nye al

  13. Leah Styles says:

    Niall James Horan

  14. love you Niall <3 x

  15. niall is niall horun from one direction

    • Actually, it’s Niall HorAn. Sorry.. I have an inner Grammar Nazi. It was bothering me. And I’m a Directioner and a Horanator. :) Sorry again. <3

    • breann spell his not correct its not horun its horan so go read a book on how to spell his name!

  16. Niall Horan <3 <3 <3 <3

  17. Naming our new little brother ROhan then I suggested adding NIALL having it as NIALL ROHAN then I suddenly realize Rohan is a jumble of Horan :) hahah.
    And yep NIALL HORAN bring me here

  18. Niall horan!!<3

  19. this is the reason i came here haha i might read the book haha niall horan ,
    <3 <3 <3<3<3 <3 <3 <3

  20. Oh My Gosh, this page is filled with Directioners and Horanators…….Hi5!

  21. Hahahaha my husband is never goin to believe this is the meaning of his name :) <3 NIALL HORAN

  22. Caitlin Brianna says:

    Niall Horan<3 I love you<3

  23. Niall Horan ♥

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