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Boy Names Starting with Ni-

Ni- baby names and what they mean, with 27 results. Ni- names are used more often as feminine names. Usage of these boy names was at its apex 20 years ago (adoption of 1.8%) and is now significantly reduced (adoption 0.6%, 65% less), with names like Nick falling out of fashion. The trendier names for newborns in this compilation are Nixon (#512), Nikolai (#478), Nico (#464), Niko (#636) and Nicolas (#202), while Nigro (top 4%) and Nimmo (8%) are common Ni- last names. Here is the list of Ni- names for girls.

Ni- names

Nial - Ninian | Nisbet - Nizar

Nial - Ninian

Neil and variantsNial1, Niall1, Niel, Nile1, Niles1
Var. of Neil. Based on Irish, Gaelic element. "Champion." Noal is also a moderately common baby name.

Niall and variantsNiall2, var. Nial2
Based on Irish, Gaelic element. "Champion." Common. Compare Niall with popular last names Riall (upper 75%), Nall (3%), which also end with -all.

Source fr. Farsi, Persian elements. "Gift, present." Compare surnames Nimz (upper 37%), Niz (67%). See also Nick.

Nicandro, var. Nicandreo, Nicandrios, Nicandros, Nikander, Nikandrios, Nikandreo
Stems fr. Spanish, Greek elements. "Man of victory." Not in Top 2000.

Nicholas and variantsNicholas, var. Nic, Nicanor, Niccolo, Nichol, Nicholaus, Nicholai, Nichole, Nicholl, Nichols, Nickey, Nick1, Nickie, Nicklas, Nickolas, Nicky1, Nickolaus, Nicol1, Nicola, Nicolaas, Nicolao, Nicolai, Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nicolay, Nicoli, Nicolet, Nicolis, Nicoll, Nicollet, Nicolo, Nicolls, Niels1, Nik, Niki, Nikki1, Nikita, Nikkolas, Nikkolay, Nikky, Niklas, Niklaas, Niklos, Nikolai, Nikolas, Nikolay, Nikolaus, Nikolos, Nikos1, Nilos, Nils1
Derivative of Greek element. "People of victory." Nicholas, Nick, Nickolas, Nicolai, Nicolas, Nikita, Nikolai and Nikolas were among 2015's Top names.

Nick and variantsNick2, var. Nicco, Nico1, Nickson, Nicky2, Nikko, Nikki2, Niko1, Nikos2, Nixon
Source fr. English, Greek elements. "People of victory." Nick (upper 25%) and Nicky (94%) are recognizable masculine names.

Var. of Dominic. Derived fr. Latin element. "Lord." Nick is generally used as a birth name compared to other forms. See also Niaz.

Derivative of Old English language. "Nicholas' village." Not in popularity charts.

Nico and variantsNico2, var. Nicos, Niko2, Nikos3
Stems fr. Greek word. Short form of the Nico names. Nico, Niko, etc. became less trendy last year, falling on average -7 rankings as boys' names with Niko leading the decline.

Nicodemus, var. Nicodemo, Nikodema, Nikodemus, Nikodim
Derived fr. Greek word. "People's victory." Not in popularity charts.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ni- names: Niall, Nicholas, Nicholaus, Nichols, Nick

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ni- names: Nickey, Nickie, Nicklas, Nickolas, Nickolaus

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ni- names: Nicky, Nico, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolas

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ni- names: Nicolaus, Niel, Niels, Nigel, Nikhil

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ni- names: Nikita, Nikki, Nikko, Niklas, Niko

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ni- names: Nikolai, Nikolas, Nikolaus, Nile, Niles

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ni- names: Nils, Nimrod, Nixon

From Scottish word. Variant of Nicholas. Nacol and Necol are creative forms.

Nicomedes, var. Nicomedo, Nikomedes
Derivative of Spanish, Greek languages. "To ponder victory." Outside Top 2000.

Derivative of Danish element. "Champion." Less common today. Niels was last recorded in the 1950s in the Top 2000. See also Niles.

Nigel and variantsNigel, var. Nigellus, Niguel, Nijel
Derived fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Champion." Usage of Nigel and variants as birth names in 2015 was down 34.1% compared to a decade ago.

Nikhil and variantsNikhil, var. Nikhel
Derived fr. Hindi. "Whole, all." Nikhel and Nikhil are unconventional as first names.

Nikostratos, var. Nicostrato, Nicostratos, Nicostratus
Origin fr. Greek. "Victorious army." Outside Top 2000.

Niles and variantsNiles2, var. Nile2
Based on English. Variant of Niall (Irish, Gaelic) "champion" .. Nile and Niles are rare as first names.

Nelson and variantsNiles3, Nils2, Nilson, Nilsson
Forms of Nelson. Variant of Neil .. Niles and Nils are more common as baby names compared to Nilson, Nilsson.

Stems fr. Hebrew word. "We will rebel." Somewhat infrequent as a children's name, Nimrod is used more frequently as a surname.

Derived fr. Gaelic. .. The name sounds like "ninny". Ninian is not frequently used as a children's name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ni- names for boys.

1. Nial - Ninian
Neil [Nial, Niel, Nile, Niall, Niles], Niall [Nial], Niaz, Nicandro [Nikander, Nicandreo, Nikandreo, Nicandros, Nikandrios, Nicandrios], Nicholas [Nils, Nikos, Nilos, Nikolai, Nikolas, Nikolos, Nikolay, Nikolaus, ..], Nick [Niko, Nico, Nicky, Nikki, Nikko, Nixon, Nikos, Nickson, ..], Dominic [Nick], Nickleby, Nico [Niko, Nicos, Nikos], Nicodemus [Nikodim, Nikodema, Nicodemo, Nikodemus], Nicol, Nicomedes [Nicomedo, Nikomedes], Niels, Nigel [Nijel, Niguel, Nigellus], Nikhil [Nikhel], Nikostratos [Nicostrato, Nicostratos, Nicostratus], Niles [Nile], Nelson [Nils, Niles, Nilson, Nilsson], Nimrod, Ninian

Nesbit [Nisbet, Nisbett], Nishan, Nissan [Nisan], Nissim, Nevin [Niven], Nixon, Nizar

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