What does the baby name Nihal mean? Learn about what Nihal means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Nihal - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Nihal
N-I-H-A-L, is a 5-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Nihal
nih HAHL
Meaning of Nihal
Romanticized, joyful.
Origin of Nihal
The name 'Nihal' has its origins in the Persian language. It is derived from the Persian word 'nihal' which means 'joyful' or 'happy'. In Persian culture, names are often chosen for their positive and uplifting meanings, and 'Nihal' reflects this tradition.
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Popularity of Nihal
The popularity of the name 'Nihal' has varied over time and across different regions. It is more commonly used in countries with Persian or Indian influences. In these regions, the name has seen moderate popularity, but it is not among the most popular names.
Nihal currently has 28 likes, and is in the top 7% of liked boy's names. The name Bryden is slightly more popular than Nihal.

Etymology of Nihal

The etymology of the name 'Nihal' can be traced back to the Persian language. The word 'nihal' is derived from the Persian root 'nahal' which means 'to be happy' or 'to rejoice'. The name carries a connotation of joy and happiness, which is reflected in its meaning.

Cultural Significance of Nihal

In Persian and Indian cultures, names often carry cultural significance and are chosen with great care. The name 'Nihal' is associated with positive emotions and is seen as a name that brings happiness and joy to the person who bears it. It is considered a beautiful and uplifting name.