The meaning of the name “Nicole” is: “Victory of the people”.
Additional information: The name is a feminine form of Nicholas, and is derived from Greek form Nikolaos (Νικόλαος). The name originated in South Holland, the most crowded province in Netherlands. It is commonly used in the English-speaking countries since the middle of the 20th century. The name Nicole was very popular in the 1980’s in North America.
It is a compound name composite of nikē "Νίκη" (victory) and laos "Λαός" (the people), thus, "victory of the people."
Nicole Kidman as the sensational actor with this magical name, some others are Nicole Richie, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi a reality television personality and singers Nicole Scherzinger and Nicole Appleton.
The year when the name Nicole was most popular was 2000. It is quite prevalent in countries like Ireland, Sweden and USA. For 2014, the number of births represented 0.130 percent of total female births in this year in US.
An urban legend quite popular for Halloweens that goes by the name ‘Don’t Look Back’ revolves around the character Nicole. She also features as the captain of her volleyball varsity team and as a freshman in high school in an urban legend.
Some unique spellings for the name are Nicolle, Nickole, Nichole, Nikole. To maintain individuality people like to consider some related names like Colette, Nicolle, Niccole, Nickole, Nicol, Nicola, Nikita, Nikki, Nikky, Nikola, Nikolina. Some trendy nicknames in practice are Colette, Coline, Nicolette, Nicoline, Nicky, Nikki, Nicolet, Nicoline.
The name with its presence in Europe and US has different spellings in different countries. The name takes its forms as: Nikol in Bulgarian, Nika as Croatian, Nikoleta in Greek, Nikolett as Hungarian, Lina, Nicoletta, and Nicolina as Italian names, and Nicolasa in Spanish.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Nicole for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Nicole is a girl name.
The name Nicole is of Greek origin, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Nicole we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Nicole Name Meaning
The meaning of Nicole is “Victory of the people”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Nicole and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Nicole and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Nicole is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Nicole Categories
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Popularity of the Name Nicole
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Nicole displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Nicole Boy Name Popularity Chart
Nicole Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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March 20, 2015 @ 8:50 pm
Was wanting to add that Nicole can also be spelled Nichole. I had tried to search spelling Nicole as Nichole and there wasn’t any results.