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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 23 years ago (ADOPTION OF 1.8%) and is now significantly reduced (ADOPTION 0.6%, 66% LESS), with names like Nick falling out of fashion. The trendier names for newborns in this compilation are Nico (#382), Nikolai (#479), Nixon (#503), Niko (#515) and Nicolas (#192), 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 variants

Niles1, Nile1, Niel, Niall1, Nial1
Var. of Neil. Based on Irish, Gaelic element. "Champion." Nael is also a moderately common baby name.

Niall and variants

Niall2, 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. Nikandrios, Nikandreo, Nikander, Nicandros, Nicandreo, Nicandrios
Stems fr. Spanish, Greek elements. "Man of victory." Not in Top 2000.

Nicholas and variants

Nicholas, var. Nils1, Nilos, Nikos1, Nikolos, Nikolaus, Nikolay, Nikolas, Nikolai, Niklos, Niklaas, Niklas, Nikky, Nikkolay, Nikkolas, Nikita, Nikki1, Niki, Nik, Niels1, Nicolls, Nicolo, Nicollet, Nicoll, Nicolis, Nicolet, Nicoli, Nicolay, Nicolaus, Nicolas, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicolaas, Nicola, Nicol1, Nickolaus, Nicky1, Nickolas, Nicklas, Nickie, Nick1, Nickey, Nichols, Nicholl, Nichole, Nicholai, Nicholaus, Nichol, Niccolo, Nicanor, Nic
Derivative of Greek element. "People of victory." Nicolas and Nikolai have become increasingly popular as baby names since the 1880s.


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

Nick and variants

Nick3, var. Nixon, Nikos2, Niko1, Nikko, Nicky2, Nikki2, Nickson, Nico1, Nicco
Source fr. English, Greek elements. "People of victory." Nick (UPPER 25%) and Nicky (94%) are recognizable masculine names.

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

Nico and variants

Nico2, var. Nikos3, Niko2, Nicos
Stems fr. Greek word. Short form of the Nico names. Nico, Niko, etc. became more trendy in 2018, rising on average +17 rankings as boys' names with Niko gaining the most.

Nicodemus, var. Nikodim, Nikodemus, Nikodema, Nicodemo
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. Nikomedes, Nicomedo
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 variants

Nigel, var. Nijel, Niguel, Nigellus
Derived fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Champion." Nigel has dwindled in popularity as a birth name since 1994.

Nikhil and variants

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

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

Nelson and variants

Nilsson, Nilson, Nils2, Niles2
Forms of Nelson. Variant of Neil .. Niles and Nils are more common as baby names compared to Nilson, Nilsson.

Niles and variants

Niles3, var. Nile2
Based on English. Variant of Niall (Irish, Gaelic) "champion" .. Nile is in the Top 2000.


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

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

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