Nigella Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Nigella:
Evolution of the Scandinavian Njal, which originated from the Irish Niall, a name derived from the Gaelic néall (cloud) or niadh (champion). The Scandinavians took the name to Normandy, where it was Latinized as Nigellus. The Normans then introduced the name to England, where it became Nigel.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Nigella is a genus of about 14 species of annual plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native to southern Europe, north Africa, south and southwest Asia. Common names applied to members of this genus are devil-in-a-bush or love in a mist.
Nigella can also be considered a derivative of the male name Nigel.
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