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First Name Directory - Starting with N

This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.

The first name of Nelson was taken over by the identical origin educated English family name meaning "Son of Neil".
Nicholas or Nikolas or Nicolas or Nickolas is a male given name, derived from the Greek name Νικόλαος (Nikolaos), a compound of νίκη nikē 'victory' and λαός; laos 'people', that is, victory of the people. The name became popular through Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra in Lycia, the inspiration for Santa Claus. The customary English version of spelling "Nicholas", using an "h", first came into use in the 12th century and has been firmly established since the Reformation, though "Nicolas" is occasionally used.
Nate is a male given name and an English short form of Nathan and Nathanael (Hebrew: God has given or God's gift).
Neilson is a name (first name) meaning "Son of Neil". The prefix "Neil" - is of Gaelic origin, a genitive of 'Niall', meaning may be "champion" or "Cloud". The Neilson family name is speak English, but rarely as a first name in use. It may be that an anglicisation of Mac Neil (Gaelic: MacNeill) or the Scandinavian name Nielsen.
Nigel is an English male given name and a different form of the also English name Neil and former Norman name Néel. The first name is widely used especially in England among the children born in the 1960s and 1970s.
Neville is an originally place-based English surname and derived from this, relatively rarely coming to male first name.
Norton is an English surname and masculine given name derived from this.

In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.

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