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What does Nicolay mean?

Nicolay Pronunciation of Nicolay [nico-lay] as a name for boys is a Greek name, and the name Nicolay means "people of victory". Nicolay is an alternate spelling of Nicholas (Greek).

Associated with: greek, victory.


Nicolay has 9 variants: Niccolo, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicoli, Nicolo, Nikkolay, Nikolai and Nikolay.

25 more different relations via Nicholas: Nichol, Nicholai, Nicholaus, Nichole, Nicholl, Nichols, Nickey, Nicklas, Nickolas, Nickolaus, Nicky, Nicol, Nicolaas, Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nicolet, Nicolis, Nicoll, Nicollet, Nicolls, Nikkolas, Niklas, Nikolas, Nikolaus and Nikolos.

Creative forms:
(male) Nicklay, Niconar, ..

(female) Nicoda, Nicony, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nicolay Adam (N.A.), ..

How popular is Nicolay?

Nicolay is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#27009 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Nicholas (#62 via latest list), Nicholaus, Nichols, Nickey, Nicklas, Nickolas (#727), Nickolaus, Nicky, Nicola, Nicolai (#1890), Nicolas (#202), Nicolaus, Niklas, Nikolai (#478), Nikolas (#566) and Nikolaus are the popular varying forms of Nicolay (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Nikkolay, are seldom used. These forms of Nicolay were popular with parents 2 decades ago (average #1349) and are now significantly less widespread (#1495, 70.6% less usage), with forms like Nickolas becoming less trendy. Nicolas and Nikolai are two of the more trendy birth names in this compilation. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nickolas, Nickolaus, Nicky, Nicola, Nicolai in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicolas, Nicolaus, Niklas, Nikolai, Nikolas, Nikolaus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Findlay, Finlay, Nickleby, Nico, Nicos and Nolan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nicolay.

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