What does Nikolay mean?
Nikolay /niko-lay/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Nikolay is "people of victory". Nikolay is an alternate form of Nicholas (Greek). Compare surname Nikula.
Nikolay has 22 more different forms via Nicholas: Nicholai, Nicklas, Nickolas▼, Nickolaus, Nicol, Nicolaas, Nicolas▲, Nicolaus, Nicolet, Nicolis, Nicoll, Nicolls, Nikita, Nikkolas, Nikky, Niklaas, Niklas, Niklos, Nikolas▲, Nikolaus, Nikolos and Nikos.Kreatif forms: Nakolay, Nekolay, Nikole. [more]
How popular is Nikolay?
Nikolay is an unusual first name for men. Nikolay is an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Nicholas (#57 last year), Nicolas (#196), Nikolai (#536), Nikolas (#563), Nickolas (#717), Niklas and Nicola are the prominent variation forms of Nikolay (outside Top 1000). Usage of these boy names reached its highest in the year 1998 (usage of 0.4741%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4187%, 11.7% less), with the form Nickolas becoming less in vogue. Nikolai (#536), Nicolas (#196) and Nikolas (#563) are three of the more chic birth names among these. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Nikolay and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)