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Nikolai Meaning


What does Nikolai mean?

The name Nikolai is of Russian origin.

The meaning of Nikolai is "victorious people".

Nikolai is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ni-ko-lai.

The Given Name Nikolai

Nikolai is a form of Nicholas. See Nicholas for further details.

Nikolai is good for parents who want a name that is appealing and luminous.

This great little boy name has a natural brilliance.

Nikolai is also great as a middle name.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Nikolai Gogol, Nikolai I, and Nikolai II.

Nikolai Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 479 in baby name popularity for boys with 607 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 506 in baby name popularity for boys with 572 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Nikolai Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Nikolai has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Nikolai to other names.

Nikolai Related Names

Nikolai is a form of Nicholas.

Nikolai has the diminutive (nickname) Kolya.

Famous Nikolais

  • Nikolai Gogol ~ Writer
  • Nikolai I ~ Russian Ruler (1825-1855)
  • Nikolai II ~ Russian Ruler (1894-1917)
  • Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov ~ Classical Musician
  • Nikolai Rostov ~ War and Peace character

Nikolai Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Nikolai.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Nikolai Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Nikolai in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Nikolai.

Just for fun, see the name Nikolai in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Nikolai in Nautical Flags page.