Origin: Arabic نبيل
The name comes from the Arabic meaning, “noble”, and is popular among Christians, Muslims and even Baha’i.
It was borne by a an early Christian saint and martyr, a king of Mauretania, who was martyred under his brother Gildon, who took the side of the Pagan Romans.
It was also borne by Nabíl-i-Akbar (1829-1892), one of the 19 Apostles of Bahá’u’lláh and the Great Nabíl (1831–1892), a renowned Bahai historian.
As of 2009, Nabil was the 399th most popular male name in France.
A Berber form is Navil and a feminine form is Nabila.