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What does Nike mean?

Nike Pronunciation of Nike [nike] as a girls' name is pronounced NYE-kee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Nike is "victory". Greek mythology: name of the goddess of victory. Names such as Berenice, Veronica, Nicole, Nicola and Nicholas contain elements derived from Nike. In modern times, the name of a popular athletic shoe.

Associated with: greek, victory, mythology, goddess, modern.


Nike has 1 variant: Nika.

Related girl name: Nikita.

22 more related forms via Berenice, Nicola, Nicole, Veronica: Cole, Nekoel, Nic, Nicia, Nickol, Nickole, Nicky, Nickye, Nico, Nicol, Niki, Nikia, Nikita, Nikki, Nikkole, Nikky, Niko, Nikol, Nikola, Nikole, Nykia and Nykole.

1 masculine form: Nick.

Creative forms:
(female) Neake, Nine, ..

(male) Nine, Nise, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nike Hannah (N.H.), ..

How popular is Nike?

Nike is a rare first name for women. Nike is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Berenice, Nicholas, Nickole, Nicol, Nicola, Nicole (#152 a year ago), Niki, Nikia, Nikita, Nikki (#1609), Nikole, Nykia and Veronica (#368) are the prominent alternative forms of Nike (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Nikky, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Nike reached its most widespread 4 decades ago (average #1049) and is now much reduced (#1702, down 91%), with forms such as Veronica becoming less fashionable. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berenice, Nicholas, Nickole, Nicol, Nicola in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Nike is alike in pronunciation to Nakia, Neka, Nicki, Nickie, Nikkey and Nikkie. Other recommended names are Anke, Eike, Elke, Erike, Feike, Heike, Ilke, Lake, Mike, Milke, Neile, Neve, Nia, Niah, Nila, Nina, Niobe, Nira, Nis, Nita, Nix, Nixe, Nixie, Noe, Nore, Rikke, Rivke and Silke. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nike.

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