Nikolai: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Nikolai

Nikolai

Pronunciation: NEE-koh-liy (key)

Origin of the name Nicholas:

From the Latin Nicolaus, a derivative of the Greek Nikolaos (victory of the people), a compound name composed of the elements nikē (victory) and laos (the people). The name was borne by St. Nicholas, a 4th-century bishop of Myra who is regarded as the patron saint of Russia and Greece, and of children, sailors, and wolves.

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Nicknames for Nikolai: | Edit

Niko, Kolya, Nicky, Nik, Kai

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Form of Nicholas; means 'victorious people'.

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Nikolai Davydenko - Russian tennis player
Nikolai Khabibulin- NHL Player

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Cast Away (messenger boy). A minor character in Orson Scott Card's "Shadow" series starting with "Ender's Shadow". The name of the son in God of War.

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