[ 1 syll. ni-le, nil-e ] The baby boy name Nile is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is NAHL †. Nile is used predominantly in the English language, and it is derived from Celtic and Old English origins.
Nile is a variant (English) of the name Neil (Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish).
Nile is also a variant of the name Nye (English).
Nile is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1905, 0.006% of baby boys were given the name Nile. Its ranking then was #980. The baby name has since fallen in popularity, and is currently of sporadic use. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Nile, Neil was the most popular in 2018. Nile has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Nile: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"