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Niall -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

Niall means "Cloud, champion, passionate." This page of the eMedTV library provides more information related to the name Niall.

Meanings and Variations

Niall is from Irish Gaelic meaning Cloud, champion, passionate.
Alternates for Niall include: Nial, and Nialle
Some forms of Niall are: Neil
Niall is associated with these categories: King
Famous people named Niall
Niall of the Nine Hostages, Irish King: Niall is placed in the traditional list of High Kings of Ireland. His reign dated to the late 4th and early 5th centuries. The Annals of the Four Masters dates his accession to 378 and death to 405. Niall's legendary status has been inflated in line with the political importance of the dynasty he founded. Based on Uí Néill genealogies and the dates given for his supposed sons and grandsons, modern historians believe he is likely to have lived some 50 years later than the traditional dates, dying circa 450.
Niall Caille (Niall of the Callan), Irish King: Niall belonged to Cenél nEógain, a northern branch of the Uí Néill, a kin group whose rulers dominated large parts of Ireland. He was the son of Áed mac Néill (died 819), called Áed Oirdnide, who had himself been High King. According to the 12th century Banshenchas (Lore of Women), his mother was Medb, daughter of Indrechtach mac Muiredaig of the Uí Briúin of Connacht.
Niall Horan, Singer: Member of the British-Irish boy band One Direction.

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