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What does Nicki mean?

Nicki Pronunciation of Nicki [nic-ki] as a name for girls is of English origin. Nicki is a variant form of Nikki (English): short transcription of Nicole.


Nicki has 7 variants: Nickie, Nicky, Niki, Nikia, Nikkey, Nikkie and Nikky.

2 more related forms via Nikki: Nicci and Nikita.

Creative forms:
(female) Naki, Neki, ..

(male) Nicjib, Nicnin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nicki Madeline (N.M.), ..

How popular is Nicki?

Nicki is a very prominent first name for women (#1313 out of 4276, Top 31%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Nicki was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #961 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicki name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nicki outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Nickie, Niki, Nikia, Nikita and Nikki (#1609 a year ago) are the prominent related forms of Nicki. Other variants, like Nicci, are seldom used. These forms of Nicki were at the top of their popularity 4 decades ago (usage of 0.08%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.01%, 93.3% less), with versions like Nikita becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicki, Nickie, Niki, Nikia, Nikita, Nikki in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nicki and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nicki is pronounced similarly to Nakia, Neka, Nickye, Nico, Nika, Nike, Niko and Nykia. Other recommended names are Becki, Jacki, Kiki, Micki, Miki, Mikki, Neck, Nic, Nicia, Nickita, Nickol, Nicol, Ricki, Riki, Rikki, Vicki, Viki and Vikki. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nicki.

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