Rigel \r(i)-gel\ as a boy's name is pronounced RYE-jel. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Rigel is "foot". In the Orion constellation, Rigel is the blue star of the first magnitude that marks the hunter's left foot.
Baby names that sound like Rigel are Ridgeley and Rogelio. Other similar baby names are Nigel, Eigil, Nagel, Nygel, Nijel, Rafel, Ravel, Regen, Reuel, Ruel, Ridge, Riley, Rodel, Roger and Ronel.