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What does Nicole mean?

Nicole Pronunciation of Nicole [nicole] as a girls' name is pronounced ni-KOHL. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Nicole is "people of victory". From Nikola; French feminine form of Nicholas. During the Middle Ages names that appear feminine today, like Nicolet and Nicol, were actually male names. Singer Nicolette Larson; actress Nicole Kidman.

Associated with: greek, victory.


Nicole has 51 variants: Cole, Colette, Coley, Lacole, Necole, Nekoel, Nettie, Nic, Niccole, Niceole, Nichol, Nichole, Nicholle, Nicia, Nickol, Nickole, Nicky, Nickye, Nico, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolasa, Nicolet, Nicolette, Nicolina, Nicoline, Nicolle, Niki, Nikia, Nikita, Nikki, Nikkole, Nikky, Niko, Nikol, Nikola, Nikole, Nikole, Nikoleta, Nikoletta, Nikolia, Niquole, Niquolle, Nychole, Nycholl, Nycole, Nykia, Nykole, Nykolia, Nyquole and Nyquolle.

Affiliated girl names: Nichelle, Nicosia and Nike.

4 more related forms via Nicolette, Nikola: Nacola, Niccola, Nickola and Nicoletta.

Creative forms:
(female) Nacole, Nicone, ..

(male) Nicome, Nicone, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nicole Giavanna (N.G.), ..

How popular is Nicole?

Nicole is a very popular first name for women (#68 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#36917 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Nicole entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #8 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #152 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Nicole (#152 the previous year) are Colette (#531 the previous year), Necole, Nettie, Niccole, Nichelle, Nichol, Nicholas, Nichole (#1840), Nicholle, Nickole, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolasa, Nicoletta, Nicolette (#1677), Nicolina, Nicolle, Niki, Nikia, Nikita, Nikki (#1609), Nikole and Nykia. These forms of Nicole were popular with parents 4 decades ago (usage of 2.01%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.18%, down 91%), with forms such as Nikita becoming less trendy. Colette is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicole, Colette, Necole, Nettie, Niccole in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nichelle, Nichol, Nicholas, Nichole, Nicholle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nickole, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolasa, Nicoletta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicolette, Nicolina, Nicolle, Niki, Nikia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nikita, Nikki, Nikole, Nykia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Carole, Cecile, Cecyle, Cile, Creole, Dielle, Eimile, Fidele, Gisele, Hille, Iole, Karole, Lucile, Lucyle, Michele, Micole, Mille, Natale, Neale, Neelle (see Neilina), Neile, Neille, Nelle, Neola, Nerola, Nerolie, Neroly (see Nerola), Nicci, Nichele, Nichola, Nicija (see Nicia), Nicki, Nickie, Nicoleen, Nicolene, Nicolyn, Nicolyne, Nicotia (see Nicosia), Nikkie, Nikolene, Nila, Ninete (see Nina), Ninon, Ninor, Niobe, Nioma, Nirela, Nixe, Nixie, Noe, Noele, Noelle, Nola, Nolen, Noola, Nore, Oriole, Richele, Sile, Sisile and Viole. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nicole.

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