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What does Nico mean?

Nico Pronunciation of Nico [nico] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Nico) is of Greek origin. Short form of the Nico- names.

Associated with: greek.


Nico has 3 variants: Nicos, Niko and Nikos.

Affiliated boy name: Nick.

Creative forms:
(male) Naco, Ninco, ..

(female) Nine, Nini, ..

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

How popular is Nico?

Nico is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#64385 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Nico was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #456 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #464 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nico name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Nico (#464 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 are Nick (#1206 from recent data) and Niko (#636). Adoption of these relations of Nico was well-received among parents during the years 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.07%) and has remained as widespread to this day (adoption 0.06%, 8%), but with the form Nick becoming less fashionable. Nico and Niko are two of the more chic baby names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nico, Nick, Niko in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nico and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nico is alike in pronunciation to Nicco, Nickey, Nickie, Nicky, Niki, Nikki, Nikko, Nikky and Nykko. Other recommended names are Chico, Cisco, Erico, Fico, Jaco, Nebo, Nemo, Nial, Niaz, Nic, Nichol, Nicol, Nicola, Nicoli, Nicoll, Nicolo, Niel, Nik, Nile, Nilos, Nils, Nixon, Paco, Ricco and Rico. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nico.