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Meaning and name origin

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


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


Nikolay is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Nikolay and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nicholas (#57), Nikolai (#536) and Nicola. (2014 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

A suggested similar baby name is Nikolas. Like Nikolay, this name is not commonly used.