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