Meaning and Name Origin
Nichol \n(i)-chol\ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Nichol). Nichol's name origin is Greek, and the name Nichol means "people of victory". Nichol is a derivative of Nicole (Greek). A slightly rare name for kids. Name suitable for both girls and boys.
Nichol has 45 more different forms via Nicole: Cole, Colette▲, Coley, Lacole, Necole, Nekoel, Nettie▼, Nic, Niccole, Niceole, Nicia, Nickol, Nickole, Nicky, Nickye, Nico, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolasa, Nicolet, Nicolette▼, Nicolina, Nicoline, Nicolle, Niki▼, Nikia, Nikita▼, Nikki▼, Nikkole, Nikky, Niko, Nikol, Nikola, Nikole, Nikoleta, Nikoletta, Nikolia, Niquole, Niquolle, Nycole, Nykia, Nykole, Nykolia, Nyquole and Nyquolle.
Nichol is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2118 out of 4276, Top 50%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#9000 out of 88799, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Nichol for girls. Nichol entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #821 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nichol and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Nichol listed in the Top 1000 are Colette (#522 in 2014), Nettie, Nichole, Nicola, Nicole (#129), Nicolette, Nicolle, Niki, Nikita, Nikki and Nikole. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1970-1979 and has become much lower since, with versions like Nichole, Nicolette, Niki, Nikita and Nikki becoming somewhat outmoded. Colette (#522) and Nicole (#129) are two of the more fashionable girl names among these, with Colette enjoying a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)