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What does Nikolay mean?

Nikolay Pronunciation of Nikolay 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


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

OTHER FORMS VIA NICHOLAS Nicholai, Nicklas, Nickolas, Nickolaus, Nicol, Nicolaas, Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nicolet, Nicolis, Nicoll, Nicolls, Nikita, Nikkolas, Nikky, Niklaas, Niklas, Niklos, Nikolas, Nikolaus, Nikolos, Nikos



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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?

Nicholas (#74 FROM RECENT DATA), Nicolas (#192), Nikolai (#479), Nikolas (#553), Nickolas (#841), Nikita (#1884), Nicklas, Nickolaus, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolaus, Niklas and Nikolaus 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%, 73.3% 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, 2018)

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.

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

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