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What does Nicolette mean?

Nicolette Pronunciation of Nicolette [nico-lette] as a girls' name is pronounced nee-ko-LET. It is of French origin. Diminutive form of Nicole. See also Nikita and Nikki.


Nicolette has 2 variants: Nicoletta and Nicollette.

Affiliated girl names: Coco and Colette.

6 more related forms via Nicole, Nikita, Nikki: Colette, Nicolet, Nicoline, Nicolle, Nikoleta and Nikoletta.

Creative forms:
(female) Necolette, Nicoletha, ..

(male) Nicone, Niconer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nicolette Khadijah (N.K.), ..

How popular is Nicolette?

Nicolette is a very popular first name for females (#1812 out of 4276, Top 42%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#54152 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Nicolette was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #327 in the U.S. in 1993, and is at #1677 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Nicolette (#1677 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000 are Nicole (#152 in recent rankings), Colette (#531), Nikki (#1609), Nicoletta, Nikita, Nicollette and Nicolle. Other variants, like Nicolet, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Nicolette was widespread 35 years ago (usage of 1.83%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.18%, 90% less). Nicole is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Colette has grown trendy as well over time, while versions like Nikki are now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicolette, Colette, Nicole, Nicoletta, Nicolle in U.S.

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

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