Meaning and Name Origin
Nicole \n(i)-co-le\ 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.
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.
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 (#33173 out of 88799, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Nicole for girls. Nicole entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #8 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #129 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Nicole and related names. Prominent related forms of Nicole (#129 the previous year) are Colette (#522 the previous year), Nettie, Nichol, Nichole, Nicola, Nicolette, Nicolle, Niki, Nikita, Nikki and Nikole. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 and have become significantly less popular since, with forms such as Nichole, Nicolette, Niki, Nikita and Nikki becoming somewhat dated. Colette (#522) and Nicole (#129) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these, with Colette undergoing a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)