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What does Nikki mean?

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".


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

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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nikki name in U.S.

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

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. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.2815%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.1038%, down 63.1%), 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, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for Colette. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Colette, Nettie, Nichol, Nichole, Nicki, Nicola, Nicole, Nicolette, Nicolle, Niki in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nikita, Nikki, Nikole in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Nikki is pronounced similarly to Nika and Nike. Other suggested similar baby names are Mikki, Rikki and Vikki. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nikki.