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pinWhat does Nikolai mean?

Nikolai /niko-lai/ as a boys' name. Nikolai's root is Greek, and Nikolai means "people of victory". Nikolai is an alternate spelling of Nicholas (Greek) with the prefix Nik-.


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

Nikolai has 35 more different relations via Nicholas: Colas, Nichol, Nicholai, Nicholaus, Nichole, Nicholl, Nichols, Nicklas, Nickolas, Nickolaus, Nicol, Nicolaas, Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nicolet, Nicolis, Nicoll, Nicollet, Nicolls, Niels, Nik, Niki, Nikita, Nikki, Nikkolas, Nikky, Niklaas, Niklas, Niklos, Nikolas, Nikolaus, Nikolos, Nikos, Nilos and Nils.

Kreatif forms: Naakolai, Nakolai, Newkolai. [more]

pinHow popular is Nikolai?

Nikolai is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#41859 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Nikolai for boys. Nikolai entered the list in 2007 and reached its top rank of #536 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nikolai name in U.S.

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

Nicholas (#57 2 years ago), Nicholaus, Nickolas (#717), Nicola, Nicolas (#196), Niklas, Nikolas (#563) and Nils are the popular related forms of Nikolai (#536 2 years ago). Other forms, like Niki, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Nikolai was well-received in 1998 (average #631) and is almost as widespread today (#674, 11.7%). Nicholas has generally been the top pick of parents, though Nicolas has also become trendy as well over time, while Nickolas has become less popular. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Nikolai and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nikolai, Nicholas, Nicholaus, Nickolas, Nicola in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nicolas, Nikolas, Nils in U.S.

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