What does Nikolai mean?
Nikolai /niko-lai/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name. Nikolai's root is Greek, and Nikolai means "people of victory". Nikolai is an alternate spelling of Nicholas (Greek). Nickolai is a familiar last name.
Nikolai▲ has 23 more different forms via Nicholas: Nicholai, Nicklas, Nickolas▼, Nickolaus, Nicol, Nicolaas, Nicolas▲, Nicolaus, Nicolet, Nicolis, Nicoll, Nicolls, Niki, Nikita, Nikki, Nikkolas, Niklaas, Niklas, Niklos, Nikolas▲, Nikolaus, Nikolos and Nikos.Kreatif forms: Naakolai, Nakolai, Newkolai. [more]
How 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)
Nicholas (#57 in 2014), Nickolas (#717), Nicola, Nicolas (#196), Niklas and Nikolas (#563) are the popular related forms of Nikolai (#536 in 2014). Forms like Nikolos are uncommon. Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread in 1998 (usage of 0.4741%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4187%, ▼11.7%), with the form Nickolas becoming less stylish. Nicolas (#196), Nikolai (#536) and Nikolas (#563) are three of the more chic boy names in this compilation. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Nikolai and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)