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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 12 Views | 🔊 10 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Latin

Pronunciation: NY-jer, /ˈnaɪdʒər/, N AY JH ER

Popularity Rank: #397,688

On this page:

  • 1. Niger Meaning
  • 2. Niger Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Niger
  • 4. Translations of Niger
  • 5. Niger Name Popularity
  • 6. Niger popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Niger
  • 8. Niger Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Niger

Niger Meaning

The name Niger is of Latin origin, meaning 'black'. It has been used historically as a name for people with dark skin or hair.

Niger is found in Peru, Italy, Bangladesh, and 14 more countries.

Niger Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: NY-jer

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈnaɪdʒər/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: N AY JH ER

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

AY: Pronounce as in "say" (S EY)

JH: Pronounce as in "joke" (JH OW K)

ER: Pronounce as in "bird" (B ER D)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

How to pronounce Niger?

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Translations of Niger

Niger Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Niger is recorded 40 times globally, ranking it as the 397,688th most common name worldwide.

Niger is most prevalent in Peru, with 7 occurrences, making it the 44,455th most popular name in the country.

Niger Popularity by Country

Niger popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Niger from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Niger

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Niger Name Poster

Niger Name Poster

Names similar to Niger


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