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What does Nicola mean?

Nicola Pronunciation of Nicola [nico-la] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Nicola) is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Nicola is "people of victory". From Nikola; Italian feminine form of Nicholas. See also Nicole.

Associated with: greek, victory.


Nicola has 5 variants: Nacola, Niccola, Nichola, Nickola and Nikola.

Related girl name: Nike.

34 more alternative forms via Nicole, Nikola: Lacole, Necole, Nic, Niccole, Niceole, Nichol, Nichole, Nicholle, Nicia, Nickol, Nickole, Nicky, Nickye, Nico, Nicol, Nicolasa, Nicolet, Nicolina, Nicoline, Nicolle, Nikia, Nikita, Nikkole, Niko, Nikol, Nikole, Nikoleta, Nikolia, Niquole, Nychole, Nycholl, Nycole, Nykole and Nykolia.

Creative forms:
(female) Necola, Nicoda, ..

(male) Nicoda, Nicona, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nicola Kourtney (N.K.), ..

How popular is Nicola?

Nicola is a very prominent first name for women (#1512 out of 4276, Top 35%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#14813 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Nicola entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #978 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Nicola listed in the Top 2000 are Nicole (#152 the previous year), Nichole (#1840), Nicolle, Nicolina, Nikia, Nikole, Nikita, Nicolasa, Nicol, Nichol, Niccole, Nicholas, Nicholle, Necole and Nickole. These relations of Nicola were favored as baby names 35 years ago (usage of 1.93%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.15%, 92%), with versions such as Nichole falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicola, Necole, Niccole, Nichol, Nicholas in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nichole, Nicholle, Nickole, Nicol, Nicolasa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicole, Nicolina, Nicolle, Nikia, Nikita, Nikole in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nicola, Nicole outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adola, Agnola, Aricela, Dila, Dilla, Eila, Enola, Fila, Finola, Fionola, Gizela, Jola, Leola, Lila, Merola, Micaela, Micole, Mila, Milla, Mirla, Nabila, Naoma, Natala, Natoya, Nealla, Neila, Neola, Neoma, Nerola, Neroly (see Nerola), Nia, Nicci, Nichele, Nicija (see Nicia), Nickie, Nicoleen, Nicolene, Nicolyn, Nicolyne, Nicosia, Nicotia (see Nicosia), Nika, Nila, Nilda, Nillda (see Nilda), Nineta, Ninfa, Ninon, Ninor, Niobe, Nioma, Nirela, Nita, Nitza, Noa, Noela, Nola, Nolan, Nona, Noola, Noora, Nowla, Nualla, Nula, Nyla, Oriola, Paola, Pricila, Romola, Tola, Ursola, Viola, Willa, Winola and Zola. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nicola.

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