Nikki Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Nikki:
A feminine diminutive 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."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My name is Nikki..My mom named me after her favorite soap opera star..I think the name is plain. It isn't very interesting. And most people mistake me for Nicole which is a name I HATE. I think everyone with the name Nikki somehow gets roped into being called Nik. It's a definite nickname of Nikki!
Tell me about it! I was named after the bassist of Montley Cru. (Nikki Sixx) and people always say: Is that short for Nicole? I hate it! I hate being called Nik too! My parents do it... Lol I like my name though. =)
My name is Nikki, i definitely don't think it is bookish, its cute and friendly and i love it. And boys think its sexy;) I like being called Nik and I llikw the song by Prince:D
I wanted to name my daughter Nikki, both from Nike, "victory," and because I had liked the name since I first met a Nikki (who was of Romany descent) when I was in elementary school. It didn't sound very formal to me, however, and in Japan, where we live, could have been mispronounced as the word "diary," so we chose "Nikola" as her "real" name. I do not care for the name Nichole, either, but with the k and the syllables (both of which balance out with our last name), it seemed distanced enough from that. BTW, the Greek word from which it is taken not only has the sense of victory as in battle, but also in overcoming any kind of obstacle. It sounds cute, charming and friendly, but is also very strong.
I was named after Nikki Newman from the soap opera Days of our Lives. My mother wanted me to be a strong, independent, smart woman just like the character. I feel like all Nikki's take on those characteristic. It's definitely not a girly name. Myself and other Nikki's have all been a tougher crowd. Very athletic and strong, physically and mentally. I've been called Nik, Nikolas, Nickelodeon, Nickels, etc., but I've never found the nicknames upsetting. The nicknames could have been worse. If it didn't seem a little vain, I would name my daughter Nikki. It's a pretty uncommon name (I've met no more than 5 in my 20 something years in Texas) and most Nikki stereotypes aren't too bad. I did hate it when people accused me of being a Nicole though. My mom was smart. If you are going to call your child by a shorter version of their name, then make that their legal name.
I know a Nikki - short for Nicola.
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Nikki is my name. I've never liked it. I've always been bookish and serious, and Nikki feels the opposite of what I am.
My son is named Nikki. I named him after Nikki Sixx.
- Nicknames for Nikki: | Edit
Nik, NikNik, Nickelodeon, Nikolas, Nickels,nickel, Nigger
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My real name is Nikki. My nickname is Nichelle. It's a created name I came up with. Its a combo of my first and middle name. "Nikki Michelle". I like my name. It's simple, and short. Yes, I too, have been called Nicole and Nik, but it is a lot better than being called Nik-Nik, or Nickelodeon all the time. By the way, us girls with the name Nikki, means " Victorious People
- Famous real-life people named Nikki: | Edit
Nikki (Nicole) Garcia-Colace, WWE wrestler
Nikki Blonsky, Actress
Nikki Cox, American Actress
Nikki Giovanni, American Poet
Nikki M. James, Tony Award winning American actress and singer.
Nikki Sixx, American bassist from Mötley Crüe
Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian singer
Nikki Hahn (Sofia Nicole Hahn) (2002) - American Actress, Model, and Singer
- Nikki in song, story & screen: | Edit
Nikki Bella, WWE wrestler
Darling Nikki by Prince
Nikki Grace - Laura Dern's character in the movie Inland Empire
Nicki is the name of one of the more recent dolls added to the American Girl series
"I Belive", Sounds of Vancouver 2010, sung by Nikki Yanofsky
Nikki Maxwell - Dork Diaries