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What does Nikki mean?

Nikki Pronunciation of Nikki [nik-ki] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Nikki) is pronounced NIH-kee. It is of English origin. Short form of Nicole. Nic- and Nik- variants are used in many cultures. Nikki (NEE-kee) is also a Japanese surname probably meaning "two trees".

Associated with: surname, trees.


Nikki has 10 variants: Nicci, Nicki, Nickie, Nicky, Niki, Nikia, Nikita, Nikkey, Nikkie and Nikky.

Affiliated girl name: Nicolette.

13 more different relations via Nicole: Nic, Nicia, Nickol, Nickye, Nico, Nicol, Nikkole, Niko, Nikol, Nikola, Nikole, Nikolia and Nykia.

1 masculine form: Nick.

Creative forms:
(female) Neki, Noaki, ..

(male) Nikcio, Nikkos, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nikki Nechama (N.N.), ..

How popular is Nikki?

Nikki is a very popular first name for women (#540 out of 4276, Top 13%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Nikki entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #245 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #1609. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Nicki, Nickie, Nicol, Nicole (#152 from current records), Nicolette (#1677), Niki, Nikia, Nikita, Nikole and Nykia are the prominent alternative forms of Nikki (#1609 from current records). These relations of Nikki were favored by parents 4 decades ago (average #1034) and are now much less common (#1767, 92% less usage), with forms like Nicole becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nikki, Nicki, Nickie, Nicol, Nicole in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicolette, Niki, Nikia, Nikita, Nikole, Nykia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Nikki is pronounced similarly to Nakia, Neka, Nika and Nike. Other suggested similar names are Bekki, Kiki, Micki, Miki, Mikki, Ricki, Riki, Rikki, Vicki, Viki and Vikki. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nikki.

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