Name Nimue Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Nimue


Nimue is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Nimue?

Nimue is a name of the Breton and Welsh mythology. In the Arthurian legend, Nimue is the name of a sorceress, who is also known as Lady of the Lake, because she is the guardian of the lake from which Arthur receives the sword Excalibur. Besides, Nimue is considered the foster mother of Lancelot and a mistress of the wizard Merlin. There are several scribal variants of the name Nimue, e.g. Viviane, Niniane or Elaine.

What does the name Nimue mean?

Nimue is a name of unknown meaning, but it could mean “Lady of the Lake”.

Pronunciation of Nimue

Variants of the name Nimue


Popularity of the name Nimue

The name Nimue is ranked #6946 overall.

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