An Irish name of Gaelic origin.

Sources don’t agree over the origin of the name.

Several meanings of the name are mentioned, such as “champion” or “cloud”.

The Vikings adopted the name, in the form of Njal, and thus it was transmitted in England and Scotland.

Oldest record of the name is legendary Irish king Niall Noígíallach, known as Niall of the Nine Hostages.

Other forms of the name are Neil and Nial.

Famous bearers are Niall Horan, Niall Sheehy, Niall Matter, Niall O’Brien, Niall MacGinnis.

Niall Horan is an Irish guitarist, singer, songwriter, who became widely known as a member of the “One Direction” boy band.

The band has received nineteen Teen Choice Awards, fifteen MTV music and video Awards in Europe and the U.S.A. and five Brit Awards.