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Meaning and Name Origin

Niki \n(i)-ki\ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Niki). The name Niki means "people of victory". Niki is a variation of Nicholas (Greek). Seldom used as a name for boys.


Niki has 5 variants: Nickey, Nickie, Nicky, Nikki and Nikky.

Niki has 26 more related variations via Nicholas: Cole, Colin, Nic, Nichol, Nick, Nicklas, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicoli, Nicolis, Nicoll, Nicolo, Niels, Nik, Nikita, Niklaas, Niklas, Niklos, Nikolai, Nikolas, Nikolay, Nikolos, Nikos, Nilos and Nils.


Niki is an uncommon first name for males. Niki is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Niki and associated names. Nicholas (#57 last year), Cole (#116), Colin (#140), Nikolai (#536), Nikolas (#563), Nils, Nicky, Nick, Nicola and Niklas are the prominent varying forms of Niki (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex in 1999 and is almost as widespread today, but with the versions Nick and Nicky becoming less in vogue. Nikolai (#536), Colin (#140), Cole (#116) and Nikolas (#563) are four of the more contemporarily stylish boy names among these, with Colin enjoying a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cole, Colin, Nicholas, Nick, Nicky, Nicola, Nikolai, Nikolas, Nils in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cole, Colin, Nicholas, Niklas, Nils outside U.S.

Similar Names

Niki is pronounced similarly to Nico, Nikko and Niko. Other recommended similar baby names are Miki, Niaz and Riki. Like Niki, these names are not frequently used.