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What does Niko mean?

Niko Pronunciation of Niko [niko] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Niko) has its root in Greek, and the meaning of the name Niko is "people of victory". Niko is an alternate spelling of Nick (English, Greek): short variant of Nicholas. Niko is also a derivative of Nico (Greek).

Associated with: greek, victory.


Niko has 5 variants: Nicco, Nicky, Nikki, Nikko and Nykko.

4 more alternative forms via Nick, Nico: Nickson, Nicos, Nikos and Nixon.

Creative forms:
(male) Naiko, Nini, ..

(female) Nica, Nine, ..

Middle name pairings:
Niko Remi (N.R.), ..

How popular is Niko?

Niko is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#87348 out of 150436, Top 58%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Niko entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #587 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #636. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Niko (#636 last year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Nico (#464 last year), Nixon (#512), Nick (#1206), Nikko (#1207), Nikki and Nicky. Other forms, like Nikos, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Niko was common among parents in 2015 (usage of 0.1%). Nick is a constant favorite, though Niko has gained in popularity over time, while Nick is now less common.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nikko, Nixon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Niko is alike in pronunciation to Nickey, Nickie, Niki and Nikky. Other recommended names are Chiko, Hako, Heiko, Miko, Mirko, Nebo, Nemo, Nial, Niaz, Nic, Nicol, Niel, Nik, Niklos, Nile, Nilos and Nils. Like Niko, these names are not commonly used.

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