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What does Nicolai mean?

Nicolai Pronunciation of Nicolai as a name for boys has its root in Greek, and the meaning of Nicolai is "people of victory". Nicolai is a variant form of Nicholas (Greek).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, victory


VARIANTS Nikolay, Nikolai, Nikkolay, Nicolo, Nicoli, Nicolay, Nicolao, Nicola, Niccolo

OTHER FORMS VIA NICHOLAS Nichol, Nicholai, Nicholaus, Nichole, Nicholl, Nichols, Nicklas, Nickolas, Nickolaus, Nicol, Nicolaas, Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nicolet, Nicolis, Nicoll, Nicollet, Nicolls, Nikkolas, Niklas, Nikolas, Nikolaus, Nikolos



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How popular is Nicolai?

Nicolai is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#13628 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Nicolai entered the list in 2015 and reached its top rank of #1890 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicolai name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Nicolai ranked in the Top 2000 are Nicholas (#74 A YEAR AGO), Nicolas (#192), Nikolai (#479), Nikolas (#553), Nickolas (#841), Nicholaus, Nichols, Nicklas, Nickolaus, Nicola, Nicolaus, Niklas and Nikolaus. These forms of Nicolai were popular as baby names in 1995 (USAGE OF 1.7%) and are now much less widespread (USAGE 0.5%, 73.6%), with forms like Nickolas becoming somewhat outmoded. Nicholas is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Nikolai has grown popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicolai, Nicholas, Nicholaus, Nichols, Nicklas in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nickolas, Nickolaus, Nicola, Nicolas, Nicolaus in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Nico, Nicos and Nolan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nicolai.

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