Meaning and name origin
Nicholai \n(i)-cho-lai\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Nicholai is "people of victory". Nicholai is a variant of Nicholas (Greek); biblical: one of seven "qualified men" in the first-century Christian congregation.
Nicholai is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Nicholai and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Nicholas (#57). (2014 statistics).
Nicholai is also pronounced similarly to Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicolay, Nicoli and Nikolai. Other suggested similar baby names are Nichol, Nichole and Nicholl. Like Nicholai, these names are not commonly used.