Meaning and Name Origin
Nikki \n(ik)-ki\ as a girls' name (also used 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".
For more information, see also the related girl name Nicolette.
Nikki▼ has 44 more different forms via Nicole: Cole, Colette▲, Coley, Lacole, Necole, Nekoel, Nettie▼, Nic, Niccole, Niceole, Nichol, Nichole▼, Nicholle, Nicia, Nickol, Nickole, Nickye, Nico, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolasa, Nicolet, Nicolette▼, Nicolina, Nicoline, Nicolle, Nikkole, Niko, Nikol, Nikola, Nikole, Nikoleta, Nikoletta, Nikolia, Niquole, Niquolle, Nychole, Nycholl, Nycole, Nykia, Nykole, Nykolia, Nyquole and Nyquolle.
Nikki has 1 masculine form: Nick.
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. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Nikki for girls. Nikki entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #247 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Nikki and corresponding names. Colette (#522 the previous year), Nettie, Nichol, Nichole, Nicki, Nicola, Nicole (#129), Nicolette, Nicolle, Niki, Nikita and Nikole are the prominent alternative forms of Nikki appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1970-1979 and are now much less popular, with forms like Nichole, Nicolette, Niki, Nikita and Nikki becoming somewhat outmoded. Colette (#522) and Nicole (#129) are two of the more trendy baby names in this compilation, with Colette having a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)