This article is about the elf of Doriath. For the White Tree of Númenor, see Nimloth.

Nimloth was an Elf of Doriath during the First Age. She was the daughter of Galathil, son of Galadhon, the son of Elmo. Elmo was the brother of Olwë and Elwë, making her a kinswoman of King Thingol.


Nimloth later married Dior the Fair, her second cousin, making her an heir of Melian, Queen of Doriath. In the few years before the death of Thingol, she lived near the land of Lanthir Lamath at the base of the Blue Mountains in the Northeast. There her children Eluréd, Elurín and Elwing were born.

When Thingol died, she went Northwest to Doriath with her husband and their children and became Queen of Doriath. She was later slain in the Kinslaying of Menegroth by the Sons of Fëanor along with her husband. Elwing escaped to the Havens of Sirion but it is unknown whether her brothers survived or not. It is tradtion among the Nandor of Ossiriand that they were lead to safety by the birds and beasts after being abandoned in the forest by the servants of Celegorm.[2]


In Sindarin, the name Nimloth means "White flower", from the words nim ("white") and loth ("flower, blossom").[3][4] Her name might also mean "Pale blossom".[5]

Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In an earlier text, Nimloth was the sister of Celeborn, rather than his niece through his brother, Galathil.[1]

House of ElmoEdit

Elu Thingol
Eluréd and Elurín

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ኚምሎጥ
Arabic نيملوته
Armenian Նիմլոտհ
Belarusian Cyrillic Німлотh
Bengali ণিম্লথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Нимлотх
Catalan Nímloth
Georgian ნიმლოთჰ
Greek Νιμλοθ
Gujarati ણિમ્લોથ
Hebrew ןימלותה
Hindi णिम्लोथ
Japanese ニムロス
Kannada ನಿಮ್ಲೋತ್
Kazakh Cyrillic Німлотһ
Korean 님로스
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Нимлотh
Macedonian Cyrillic Нимлотх
Marathi णिम्लोथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Нимлотh
Nepalese णिम्लोथ
Pashto نیملوته
Persian نیملوته
Punjabi ਨੀਮਲੋਥ
Russian Нимлот
Sanskrit णिम्लोथ्
Serbian Нимлотх (Cyrillic) Nimloth (Latin)
Sinhalese ණිම්ලොථ්
Tajik Cyrillic Нимлотҳ
Tamil ணிம்லொத்ஹ்
Telugu ణిమ్లొథ
Thai นิมล็อธ
Tigrinya ኚምሎጥ
Ukrainian Cyrillic Німлотг
Uyghur نىملوتھ
Uzbek Нимлотҳ (Cyrillic) Nimloth (Latin)
Yiddish נימלאָטה
Queen of Doriath
Preceded by
Nimloth (elf) Succeeded by
None, Kingdom destroyed and title abandoned
FA 502 - FA 506


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, V. The Tale of Years
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  3. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
  4. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 10: Morgoth's Ring, The Later Quenta Silmarillion, The First Phase, "Of Valinor and the Two Trees"