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Nikolai Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Nikolai?

The somewhat popular name Nikolai was the 479th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 500 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Position 476, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 2015.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2016 with 638 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Nikolai in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1968.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Nikolai occurred roughly during the years 1971-1975, 1982-1985, 1986-1991, and 1999-2015.

Where is the name Nikolai popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

The popularity trend for Nikolai has been soaring upward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Nikolai has risen.

The name Nikolai still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Nikolai (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 607 479
2017 572 506
2016 638 481
2015 627 476
2014 516 540
2013 434 585
2012 421 601
2011 365 640
2010 313 733
2009 298 764
2008 231 902
2007 208 951
2006 163 1,084
2005 162 1,038
2004 141 1,125
2003 124 1,193
2002 116 1,203
2001 108 1,239
2000 80 1,513
1999 95 1,288
1998 94 1,284
1997 76 1,434
1996 82 1,330
1995 68 1,451
1994 76 1,343
1993 63 1,486
1992 62 1,483
1991 65 1,421
1990 52 1,604
1989 45 1,727
1988 36 1,873
1987 31 2,005
1986 29 2,041
1985 32 1,857
1984 27 2,021
1983 18 2,640
1982 21 2,394
1981 24 2,181
1980 26 2,099
1979 28 1,929
1978 16 2,760
1977 24 2,045
1976 32 1,670
1975 31 1,650
1974 21 2,095
1973 12 2,971
1972 16 2,395
1971 12 2,924
1970 10 3,210
1969 15 2,275
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1964 8 3,212
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.