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Origin of the name NJALL.
Etymology of the name NJALL.
Meaning of the baby name NJALL.

  

NJÁLL.  Old Norse name derived from Gaelic Niul (q.v.), from niadh, meaning "champion."  Njáll Þorgeirsson was a 10th century Icelandic lawyer; he is one of the main protagonists in Njáls saga.

    Njáll, m. a pr. name [from the Gaelic], Landn.; whence Njáls-brenna, u, f. the burning of Njal, An. 1010, Nj. ch. 130, inscr.: Njáls-Saga (commonly called Njála), named in þorst. Siðu H. Anal. 170, see List of Authors: in the sayings, vera vitr sem Njáll, to be as wise as Njal; or, Njáls bita ráðin, a saying quoted as early as by Arngrim in 1593. (An Icelandic-English Dictionary, Cleasby-Vigfusson, 1874).

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