What does Nick mean?
Nick [nick] as a boys' name is pronounced nik. It is of English and Greek origin, and the meaning of Nick is "people of victory". Short form of Nicholas. Mythology: the name Nicholas refers to Nike (NYK-kee), the Greek goddess of victory. Nikki and Nikko are also Japanese surnames with the potential meanings "two trees" and "daylight".
Affiliated boy name: Dominic.Creative forms:
(male) Nack, Nine, ..
(female) Nine, Nini, .. Middle name pairings:
Nick Eddy (N.E.), ..
How popular is Nick?
Nick is a very prominent first name for males (#308 out of 1220, Top 25%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#9512 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Nick reached its top position of #188 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is currently at #1206. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Dominic (#68 in recent rankings), Nicholas (#62), Nickey, Nickie, Nicklas, Nicky, Nico (#464), Nicola, Niels, Nikki, Nikko (#1207), Niko (#636), Nils and Nixon (#512) are the popular variation forms of Nick (#1206 in recent rankings). Other variants, like Nic, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Nick was well-received among parents in 1995 (usage of 1.7%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.7%, ▼57%). Nicholas is more widely used than the rest, though Dominic has become trendy as well over time, while forms like Nick are no longer trendy.
Nick▼ is pronounced similarly to Noak. Other recommended names are Alick, Arick, Beck, Brick, Buck▼, Chick, Dack, Dick▼, Dirck, Erick, Frick, Heck, Jack, Jock, Lock, Luck, Mack▼, Mick, Nial, Niaz, Nicos, Niel, Nile, Rick▼, Rock, Tuck, Ulick, Vick, Wick, Wyck and Zack. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nick.See names in meaning and etymology.