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Meaning and name origin

Nikolai \n(i)-ko-lai\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Nikolai is "people of victory". Nikolai is a variant of Nicholas (Greek); biblical: one of seven "qualified men" in the first-century Christian congregation.

Nikolai has 9 variant forms: Niccolo, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicolay, Nicoli, Nicolo, Nikkolay, Nikolay.


Nikolai is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#46097 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nikolai for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Nikolai and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nicholas, Nicola and Nikolai. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Nikolai is also pronounced similarly to Nicholai. Another suggested similar baby name is Nikolas. Like Nikolai, these names are not commonly used.


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