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What does Nicanor mean?

Nicanor Pronunciation of Nicanor [nicanor] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Nicanor means "people of victory". Nicanor is a variant form of Nicholas (Greek).

Associated with: greek, victory.


3 alternative forms via Nicholas: Nichol, Nicol and Nicolo.

Creative forms:
(male) Nicanna, Nicanno, ..

(female) Nicanna, Nicanni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nicanor Boone (N.B.), ..

How popular is Nicanor?

Nicanor is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#63297 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Nicholas (#62 a year ago) is the only popular alternative form of Nicanor (outside Top 2000). This form of Nicanor reached the top of its popularity in 1995 (#6) and is now much less widespread (#62, 78.7%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicholas in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Minor, Nazor, Nicandreo (see Nicandro), Nicandro, Nicandros, Nicco, Nickson, Nico, Nicos, Nikander, Nisan, Nizar, Viator and Victor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nicanor.

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