Nicole Name Meaning

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A Deep Dive

Nicole Overview

Meaning

Victory of the people

Gender

Girl

Origin

Greek

Etymology

Derived from the Greek name “Nikolaos,” meaning “victory of the people.”

Pronunciation

/nɪˈkoʊl/

Popularity

Nicole is a popular name in many countries, particularly in French and English-speaking regions. Recently, Nicole has seen a decline in popularity, currently ranking outside the top 100 names for girls in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

4 (Orderly, Steady, Service-oriented)

Name Styles

Classic, Popular, Aesthetic

Associated Traits

Elegant, intelligent, strong, compassionate

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint Nicholas, from whom the name is derived, is a significant figure in Christianity, known for his generosity and kindness, inspiring the legend of Santa Claus.

Name Day

December 6th
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Nicole Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Nicola, Nicolette, Nicolina, Nicollette, Nikole, Nikola, Nikoleta, Nicolasa, Nycole, Nichole, Nicol

Common Nicknames

Nicki, Nickie, Niki, Nicky, Coley

Diminutives

Nikki, Nick, Cole, Nic, Nini, Nica

Famous People

  • Nicole Richie
    (American Television Personality)
  • Nicole Scherzinger
    (American Singer)
  • Nicole Ari Parker
    (American Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Nicole"
    (Song)
  • Nicole Barber
    ("Marriage Story," Film)
  • Nicole Haught
    ("Wynonna Earp," TV Series)
  • Nicole Walker
    ("Days of Our Lives," TV Series)
  • "Nicole and O.J."
    (Film)

Places

  • Nicole City
    (California, USA)
  • Nicole Park
    (New Jersey, USA)
  • Nicole River
    (Quebec, Canada)
  • Nicole Lake
    (Ontario, Canada)
  • Nicole Island
    (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Nicole Beach
    (Florida, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Nicole?

Nicole means “victory of the people.” This name often suggests a personality that is strong and determined, embodying qualities of leadership and resilience.

What Is the Origin of The Name Nicole?

Nicole has Greek origins. It is the feminine form of Nicholas, derived from the Greek name Nikolaos, which combines “nikē” (victory) and “laos” (people). The name became widely used in France and later spread to English-speaking countries, gaining popularity over time.

Nicole Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Nicole in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#3402021#3232022#3262023
Top 3 Rankings#61982#71980#71981

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Nicole

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023326
(-3 from 2022)
940
(-54 from 2022)
0.05374
2022323
(+17 from 2021)
994
(+40 from 2021)
0.05544
2021340
(-74 from 2020)
954
(-207 from 2020)
0.05325
2020266
(-37 from 2019)
1161
(-204 from 2019)
0.06568
2019229
(-12 from 2018)
1365
(-63 from 2018)
0.07439
2018217
(-33 from 2017)
1428
(-235 from 2017)
0.07679
2017184
(-22 from 2016)
1663
(-291 from 2016)
0.08803
2016162
(-10 from 2015)
1954
(-162 from 2015)
0.10094
2015152
(-24 from 2014)
2116
(-424 from 2014)
0.10846
2014128
(-37 from 2013)
2540
(-811 from 2013)
0.12984
201391
(+23 from 2012)
3351
(+692 from 2012)
0.17384
2012114
(+3 from 2011)
2659
(+4 from 2011)
0.13710
2011117
(+5 from 2010)
2655
(+85 from 2010)
0.13702
2010122
(-3 from 2009)
2570
(-200 from 2009)
0.13108
2009119
(-13 from 2008)
2770
(-519 from 2008)
0.13678
2008106
(-20 from 2007)
3289
(-584 from 2007)
0.15791
200786
(-12 from 2006)
3873
(-448 from 2006)
0.18299
200674
(-18 from 2005)
4321
(-671 from 2005)
0.20669
200556
(-13 from 2004)
4992
(-749 from 2004)
0.24596
200443
(-3 from 2003)
5741
(-494 from 2003)
0.28452
200340
(-3 from 2002)
6235
(-739 from 2002)
0.31075
200237
(-1 from 2001)
6974
(-846 from 2001)
0.35311
200136
(-5 from 2000)
7820
(-742 from 2000)
0.39476
200031
(-6 from 1999)
8562
(-953 from 1999)
0.42901
199925
(-1 from 1998)
9515
(-396 from 1998)
0.48875
199824
(-3 from 1997)
9911
(-833 from 1997)
0.51127
199721
(+1 from 1996)
10744
(-390 from 1996)
0.56274
199622
(-3 from 1995)
11134
(-1141 from 1995)
0.58073
199519
(-8 from 1994)
12275
(-3736 from 1994)
0.63880
199411
(+2 from 1993)
16011
(-172 from 1993)
0.82134
199313
(+1 from 1992)
16183
(-142 from 1992)
0.82083
199214
(+1 from 1991)
16325
(+277 from 1991)
0.81435
199115
(-2 from 1990)
16048
(-1905 from 1990)
0.78921
199013
(-1 from 1989)
17953
(-1080 from 1989)
0.87388
198912
(-3 from 1988)
19033
(-1283 from 1988)
0.95538
19889
(-1 from 1987)
20316
(+30 from 1987)
1.05641
19878
(-1 from 1986)
20286
(-1005 from 1986)
1.08237
19867
No change from 1985
21291
(-1675 from 1985)
1.15368
19857
No change from 1984
22966
(+695 from 1984)
1.24388
19847
No change from 1983
22271
(-128 from 1983)
1.23500
19837
(-1 from 1982)
22399
(+693 from 1982)
1.25157
19826
(+1 from 1981)
21706
(+1395 from 1981)
1.19639
19817
No change from 1980
20311
(+392 from 1980)
1.13564
19807
(+2 from 1979)
19919
(+409 from 1979)
1.11864
19799
(+1 from 1978)
19510
(+2232 from 1978)
1.13215
197810
(+5 from 1977)
17278
(+2031 from 1977)
1.05104
197715
(-2 from 1976)
15247
(+796 from 1976)
0.92687
197613
(-3 from 1975)
14451
(+175 from 1975)
0.91934
197510
(+1 from 1974)
14276
(+1160 from 1974)
0.91462
197411
No change from 1973
13116
(-807 from 1973)
0.83741
197311
(-1 from 1972)
13923
(-1830 from 1972)
0.89588
197210
(+17 from 1971)
15753
(+5329 from 1971)
0.97690
197127
(+3 from 1970)
10424
(-267 from 1970)
0.59477
197030
(+17 from 1969)
10691
(+3479 from 1969)
0.58362
196947
(+61 from 1968)
7212
(+4129 from 1968)
0.40914
1968108
(+14 from 1967)
3083
(+307 from 1967)
0.18033
1967122
(+47 from 1966)
2776
(+747 from 1966)
0.16169
1966169
(+129 from 1965)
2029
(+1131 from 1965)
0.11556
1965298
(+32 from 1964)
898
(+67 from 1964)
0.04914
1964330
(+51 from 1963)
831
(+175 from 1963)
0.04246
1963381
(+26 from 1962)
656
(+92 from 1962)
0.03300
1962407
(+208 from 1961)
564
(+291 from 1961)
0.02783
1961615
(+32 from 1960)
273
(+30 from 1960)
0.01314
1960647
(+53 from 1959)
243
(+38 from 1959)
0.01168
1959700
(+37 from 1958)
205
(+24 from 1958)
0.00986
1958737
(+122 from 1957)
181
(+41 from 1957)
0.00876
1957859
(-57 from 1956)
140
(-13 from 1956)
0.00667
1956802
(+88 from 1955)
153
(+33 from 1955)
0.00743
1955890
(+27 from 1954)
120
(+10 from 1954)
0.00599
1954917
(-68 from 1953)
110
(-10 from 1953)
0.00553
1953849
(+63 from 1952)
120
(+17 from 1952)
0.00622
1952912
(+45 from 1951)
103
(+9 from 1951)
0.00542
1951957
(-9 from 1950)
94
(+5 from 1950)
0.00509
1950948
(+140 from 1949)
89
(+21 from 1949)
0.00506
19491088
(-18 from 1948)
68
No change from 1948
0.00387
19481070
(+27 from 1947)
68
(+2 from 1947)
0.00390
19471097
(-166 from 1946)
66
(-14 from 1946)
0.00363
1946931
(+53 from 1945)
80
(+19 from 1945)
0.00496
1945984
(+45 from 1944)
61
(+3 from 1944)
0.00453
19441029
(-205 from 1943)
58
(-31 from 1943)
0.00424
1943824
(+112 from 1942)
89
(+19 from 1942)
0.00620
1942936
(+447 from 1941)
70
(+39 from 1941)
0.00503
19411383
(+166 from 1940)
31
(+6 from 1940)
0.00249
19401549
(+867 from 1939)
25
(+13 from 1939)
0.00212
19392416
(+1034 from 1938)
12
(+5 from 1938)
0.00106
19383450
(-510 from 1937)
7
(-2 from 1937)
0.00061
19372940
First SSA data recorded
9
First SSA data recorded
0.00082
19360
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19350
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19340
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19330
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19320
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19310
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19300
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19290
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19280
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19270
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19260
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19250
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19240
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19230
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19220
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19210
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19200
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19190
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19180
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19170
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19160
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19150
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19140
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19130
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19120
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19110
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19100
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19090
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19080
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19070
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19060
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19050
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19040
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19030
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19020
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19010
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19000
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18990
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18980
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18970
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18960
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18950
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18940
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18930
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18920
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18910
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18900
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18890
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18880
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18850
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0
No SSA data
0.0000
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
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0.0000
18820
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No SSA data
0.0000
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18800
No SSA data
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No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Nicole

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#1762021#1772022#2102023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#2772021#2372022#2792023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#4022021#5672022#4582023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#2182021#2082022#2402023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#3162021#3722022#2002023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#8592021#5502022#5322023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1482021#1472022#1492023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#4102021#6172022#5792023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#2772021#2792022#2702023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#2872021#3252022#3962023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#5172020#7162021#9182022

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#7452021#9672022#6532023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#4722021#7262022#4762023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#4322021#2952022#3012023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#4592021#4602022#5952023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#6602021#7962022#8742023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#3072021#3362022#2852023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#4502021#4232022#3842023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#3452021#3202022#2432023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#3872021#2192022#3902023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#8152020#7152021#8262022

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#3812019#6672020#5572023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#4972021#4462022#4942023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#4342021#2822022#5602023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#6252021#2962022#5022023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#3452021#3552022#3682023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#6562020#4792021#4352022

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#4102019#4022021#2592022

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#8122021#8302022#2412023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#5442021#6872022#5622023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#5552019#3792020#8282022

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1082010#2202011#2152014

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#5972021#2732022#4582023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#2192021#1842022#3532023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#3262019#3842021#3022023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#2292006#1442007#1132008

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#2462009#1862010#2682011

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#1712016#1972017#2202022

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1852014#2512017#2132023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#6842020#7182021#6482022

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#2672019#4262020#3682023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#882003#1542004#1502006

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#2692012#3972013#3252016

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#3562019#6562021#4672023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#2572016#2142017#2642018

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1982009#2382011#1832012

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#3152014#6442015#6422017

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#1802012#1742013#2152019

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#482002#832004#1012006

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#2092012#2092016#2062017

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#1222006#1462007#712008

Popularity Rankings for Nicole in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Italy

Italy flagItaly#132020#162021#162022

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#262005#162007#602008

Popularity in Russia (Moscow)

Russia (Moscow) flagRussia (Moscow)#462022#542023#522024

Popularity in Uruguay

Uruguay flagUruguay#482021#552022

Popularity in Portugal

Portugal flagPortugal#1022017#1062018#592020

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#662020#792021

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#702013#952014#852015

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#782000#952001#942002

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#922011#1192022#1612023

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1261973#1611974#1831975

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#1582021#1862022#1432023

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#1512015#1542016#1562017

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1622018#1522019#1832020

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#1812021#1552022#1742023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#1942019#2792020#2602021

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#3502020#2352021#2042022

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#2382016#2472017#2582020

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#2622021#2792022#2402023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#2582021#4362022#3572023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#3332020#3502021#2662022

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#2882021#2772022#3212023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#3172017#4002019#3582020

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#3992020#3242022#3422023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#3602020#6002021#6772022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Nicole a Name for Boys or Girls?

Nicole is generally used for girls. Its elegant and graceful sound, combined with its historical use as a feminine name, makes it a lovely name for girls.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Nicole

  • Nicola
  • Nicolette
  • Nicolina
  • Nicollette
  • Nikole
  • Nikola
  • Nikoleta
  • Nicolasa
  • Nycole
  • Nichole
  • Nicol
  • Nicki
  • Nickie
  • Niki
  • Nicky
  • Coley

Nicole in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Nicole Richie (Television Personality, born 1981): An American television personality, fashion designer, and actress noted for her role in the reality TV series "The Simple Life."
  • Nicole Scherzinger (Singer, born 1978): An American singer, actress, and television personality best known as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Actress, born 1970): An American actress acclaimed for her roles in "Soul Food" and "Boogie Nights."
  • Nicole Sullivan (Actress, born 1970): An American actress and comedian best known for her work on "MADtv" and "The King of Queens."
  • Nicole Fosse (Actress, born 1963): An American actress, dancer, and producer recognized for her work on Broadway and in films.
  • Nicole Maines (Activist, born 1997): An American actress and transgender rights activist celebrated for her role in "Supergirl."
  • Nicole Curtis (Television Host, born 1976): An American television host renowned for her show "Rehab Addict."
  • "Nicole" (1982 Song by Point Blank): A rock ballad about love and longing.
  • Nicole Barber ("Marriage Story," 2019 Film): A stage actress navigating a painful and complex divorce.
  • Nicole Haught ("Wynonna Earp," 2016 TV Series): A sheriff's deputy and the love interest of Waverly Earp.
  • Nicole Walker ("Days of Our Lives," 1965 TV Series): A character involved in numerous dramatic storylines and relationships in the soap opera.
  • "Nicole and O.J." (2019 Film): A film that explores the tumultuous relationship between Nicole Brown Simpson and O.J. Simpson.
  • Nicole "Nicky" Nichols ("Orange Is the New Black," 2013 TV Series): An inmate with a sharp wit and a complex background.
  • Nicole Maris ("Drive Me Crazy," 1999 Film): A high school student who teams up with her neighbor to make their exes jealous.
  • Nicole Watterson ("The Amazing World of Gumball," 2011 TV Series): The hardworking and often stressed mother of the Watterson family.
  • "Nicole" (2019 Novel by Jack Roth): A novel that delves into the life and challenges faced by a woman named Nicole.
  • Nicole Trager ("Kyle XY," 2006 TV Series): A psychologist who becomes the guardian of a mysterious teenage boy with no memory.
  • Nicole City (California, USA): A small residential community in California known for its quiet suburban charm.
  • Nicole Park (New Jersey, USA): A public park in Newark known for its green spaces and recreational facilities.
  • Nicole River (Quebec, Canada): A river in Quebec known for its scenic beauty and opportunities for fishing and kayaking.
  • Nicole Lake (Ontario, Canada): A lake in Ontario popular for its serene environment and outdoor activities like boating and fishing.
  • Nicole Island (British Columbia, Canada): An island in the Pacific Ocean known for its natural beauty and wildlife habitats.
  • Nicole Beach (Florida, USA): A popular beach in Florida known for its white sand, clear waters, and recreational opportunities.
  • Nicole Valley (California, USA): A valley in California known for its vineyards and agricultural produce.
  • Nicole Forest (Alberta, Canada): A forested area in Alberta known for its hiking trails and diverse wildlife.
  • Nicole Hills (Nevada, USA): A range of hills known for their hiking trails and panoramic views.
  • Nicole Street (London, UK): A historic street in London known for its charming architecture and cultural significance.

Similar Names to Nicole

  • Nola
  • Colette
  • Nyla
  • Noelle
  • Norah
  • Naya
  • Nevaeh

Sibling Names for Nicole