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What does Nicholai mean?

Nicholai /nich-olai/ as a boys' name. Nicholai's name origin is Greek, and the meaning of Nicholai is "people of victory". Nicholai is an alternate form of Nicholas (Greek).

Associated with: greek, victory


Nicholai has 28 alternative forms via Nicholas: Niccolo, Nichol, Nicholaus, Nichole, Nicholl, Nichols, Nicklas, Nickolas, Nickolaus, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolaas, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nicolay, Nicolet, Nicoli, Nicolis, Nicoll, Nicolls, Nicolo, Nikkolas, Nikkolay, Nikolai, Nikolas and Nikolay.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Natholai, Nichel, ..

(female) Nichla, Nichlea, ..

How popular is Nicholai?

Nicholai is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#109915 out of 150436, Top 73%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Nicholai and associated names. Nicholas (#57 a year ago), Nicolas (#196), Nikolai (#536), Nikolas (#563), Nickolas (#717), Nicolaus, Nickolaus, Nicholaus, Nichols, Nicklas and Nicola are the prominent variation forms of Nicholai (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Nicholai reached its apex in the year 1995 (median #1122) and has become much lower since (#1279, 69%). Nicholas is the all-time favorite, although Nikolai appears to be getting popular too, while versions like Nicholas used to be popular. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicholas, Nicholaus, Nichols, Nicklas, Nickolas in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nickolaus, Nicola, Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nikolai, Nikolas in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Mihai, Nacham, Nachman, Nicco, Nico, Nicollet, Nicos, Nikhel, Nikhil, Niklas, Nikolaus, Nikolos, Nishan, Nolan and Yishai. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nicholai.