[ 2 syll. nic-hol, ni-ch-ol ] The baby boy name Nichol is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is NIHK-aa- †. Nichol is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Old Greek. Nichol is a short form of the name Nicholas (English and French).
Nichol is infrequently used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Nichol, Nicholas was the most popular. Nichol has mostly been a girl name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Nichol: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"