Nicole: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Nicole

Nicole

Pronunciation: ni-KOHL (key)

Origin of the name Nicole:

A feminine form of Nicolas, which is from the Greek Nikolaos, a compound name composed of the elements nikē (victory) and laos (the people): hence, "victory of the people."

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My name is Nicole. It was not a very popular name in 1980's Ireland when I was born and growing up and I had to put up with a lot of people automatically hearing Nicola, then deciding that was my name. I've always liked my name as it sounded more exotic to me growing up, than it is today. I still to this day HATE to receive an email or be called for an appointment addressed as NICOLA, which in my opinion is a much blander sounding name!
Nicole is a very popular middle name.

Personal experiences with the name Nicole: | Edit

(1) I have a good friend with this name but she spells it Nichole. I wish it was my name. (2)I know a Nicole she is very emotional and girly.

In my experience Nicole is commonly used as a middle name, perhaps because the stress on the second syllable makes it flow well with most first names.

My name is Nicole, which I have never minded. I think it's the best of the 80s craze names. The only thing that annoys me is when people spell it with an 'H,' how I was never the only 'Nicole' in my classes growing up, and trying to rid people of using the nickname 'Nikki' once outgrowing it. Overall, though it's not very unique, I have always liked my name.
Someone I know is named Nicole, she is very annoying and thinks she is so much better than everyone else. Sometimes she can be nice but mostly she is pretty obnoxious.

My middle name is Nicole, and as far as middle names goes its a pretty good one. Funny story, two of the neighbor girls who I went to high school with also have the middle name of Nicole. One day while getting a ride home from one of our parents, we got into a fender bender. when the police came and took down our full names, Brooke Nicole (me), Jessica Nicole and Amber Nicole, they thouht we were playinga joke on them.

A girl in my class is called Nicole. She's Danish and is pretty quiet, but she's obnoxious, snotty and acts too good to even breathe the same air as you. She's really popular, but I think that's only because she's pretty, because she's not the smartest in the class by far (I'm the smartest! :D) And she only allows her best friend (another popular girl) to call her "Nikki" Nobody else is allowed to call her that.

My daughter's middle name is Nicole. She once chastised me for choosing such a "pedestrian" middle name, but I informed her that her middle name was actually inspired by one of my favorite high-school buddies. She was very athletic, smart, fun, and cute. She went by "Nikki" but she was the actual inspiration for my daughter's middle name. And yes, it does flow well with her first name, Rachel. Nicole was a very popular first name back in the late 80s-early 90s as well, but was not so popular when I was growing up. I think it's a pretty name.

My dad wanted to name me Nicole so he could call me Nikki, but my mom didn't like it. It did end up as my middle name, though. My mom wanted my name to be spelled uniquely so she added an extra "l" to it. Kacey Nicolle

My middle name is Nicole. my school spells it with an h in it but i've always spelled it without it. i don't really like my first name much but i love the name Nicole and i love that its my middle name. i prefer to go by Nicole rather than my first name. i answer to both but i prefer Nicole and i wanna start going by it full time when i'm older. i also like being called Nikki. i think Nicole is more popular as a middle name and is one of the best girls names for a middle name. my mom picked out my name when she was in high school. its a pretty popular name,middle and first but sounds better as a middle name. one of my cousins is named Nicole too but its also her middle name like with me. she goes by her middle name. its also a really girly name which is good for me cuz i'm a girly girl

Nicknames for Nicole: | Edit

Nik / Nic
Nikki /Niki / Nicky / Nicci
Nika
Nix
Nicola
Nickle / Nickel / nickel pickle
Niccolita
Nicolie
Nicolie-olie
Nikki-Cole
Cole
Coli / Colie / Coley
ColieBear / ColiBear
NikNak
Nico

Meanings and history of the name Nicole: | Edit

This is my name..common, but not too common like Jennifer

Of Greek origin, it means "victorious people".

Famous real-life people named Nicole: | Edit

Nicole Kidman, actress
Nicole Brown Simpson, murder victim
Nicole Richie, "famous for being famous"
Nicole Parker, actress
Nicholle Tom, actress
Nicole Scherzinger, singer
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, reality television personality

Nicole in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Nicole", song by Point Blank
Nicole named doll, Groovy Girls
Nicole Diver, main character the novel Tender is the Night.
Nicole Bristow, Zoey's roommate in seasons 1 and 2 of Zoey 101.

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