[ 3 syll. ni-gel-la, nig-e-lla ] The baby girl name Nigella is also used as a boy name. It is pronounced Nay-JHEHL-aa- †. Nigella is of Celtic origin and it is used mainly in English. It is derived from the word niadh which is of the meaning 'champion, cloud, passionate'. Nigella is the feminine version of the English and Spanish Nigel.
Nigella is uncommon as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Nigella include Nachell, Najila, Nashalee, Nashaleigh, Nashaley, Nashali, Nashalie, Nashaly, Necahual, Niccola, Nichola, Nicola, Nicolah, Nicoli, Nikola, Najla, Nawall, Nawalle, Nechel, and Necole.
† Pronunciation for Nigella: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"