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What does Nikolay mean?

Nikolay Pronunciation of Nikolay [niko-lay] 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).

Associated with: greek, victory.


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

22 more different relations 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.

Creative forms:
(male) Niclay, Nikona, ..

(female) Nikoha, Nikora, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nikolay Tatum (N.T.), ..

How popular is Nikolay?

Nikolay is an unusual first name for men. Nikolay is an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Nicholas (#62 from recent data), Nicolas (#202), Nikolai (#478), Nikolas (#566), Nickolas (#727), Nikita (#1696), Nicolai (#1890), Nikolaus, Niklas, Nicolaus, Nickolaus, Nicola and Nicklas are the prominent variation forms of Nikolay (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Nikolay was common among parents in the year 1995 (adoption of 1.7%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.5%, 70.3% less), with forms like Nicholas going out of style. Nicholas is a constant favorite, although Nikolai appears to be gaining favor too. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicholas, Nicklas, Nickolas, Nickolaus, Nicola in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicolai, Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nikita, Niklas in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nikolai, Nikolas, Nikolaus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Findlay, Finlay, Niko, Nikodim and Nolan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nikolay.

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