[ 2 syll. ni-co, nic-o ] The baby boy name Nico is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced in Dutch as NIY-Kow †. Nico is largely used in the Dutch, English, and German languages, and it is derived from Old Greek origins.
Nico is also a contraction of the name Nicodemus (English).
Nico is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1980s; before that, it was of irregular use only. Its usage peaked modestly in 2018 with 0.043% of baby boys being given the name Nico. It ranked at #382 then. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Nico, Nicholas was the most commonly used in 2018. It was used 6 times more than Nico in that year. Nico has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Nico: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"