[ 1 syll. nic(k), ni-ck ] The baby boy name Nick is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is NIHK †. Nick is used chiefly in the English language, and it is derived from Latin and Old Greek origins.
Nick is a pet form of the name Dominic (English).
Nick is also a short form of the name Nicholas (English and French) in the English language.
See also the related category greek.
Nick is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1917, 0.074% of baby boys were given the name Nick. Its ranking then was #177. The baby name has since substantially fallen in popularity, and is today of sporadic use. In 2018, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Nick, Nicholas was the most frequently used. Nick has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Nick: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Nick:
Actor Nick Nolte, born 8 February 1941, Omaha, Nebraska.
Author Nick Hornby, born 17 April 1957, Redhill, Surrey, England.
Filmmaker Nick Park, born 6 December 1958, Preston, England.
Golfer Nick Faldo, born 18 July 1957, Welwyn Garden City, England.
Singer Perry Como, born Nick Perido, May 18, 1912 - May 12, 2001, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
Singers Nick Carter, born 1993, Orlando, Florida.
TV Personality Nick Clooney, Maysville, Kentucky.