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Meaning and Name Origin

Nikolai \n(i)-ko-lai\ as a boys' name. Nikolai's root is Greek, and Nikolai means "people of victory". Nikolai is a variation of Nicholas (Greek); biblical: one of seven "qualified men" in the first-century Christian congregation. Favored as a given name for baby boys.


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

Nikolai has 35 more different forms 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.


Nikolai is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#46097 out of 88799, Top 52%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Nikolai and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Nikolai (#536 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Nicholas (#57 in 2014), Nicholaus, Nickolas (#717), Nicola, Nicolas (#196), Niklas, Nikolas (#563) and Nils. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread in 1998 and is somewhat lower today, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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