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Nicole - Meaning of Nicole

What does Nicole mean?

[ 2 syll. ni-co-le, nic-ole ] The baby boy name Nicole is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is Nih-KOWL in English or Niy-KOWL in French †. Nicole is a French name of Old Greek origin. Nicole is a variant of the name Nicholas (English and French).

See also the related categories, greek and french.

Nicole is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1989, 0.005% of baby boys were given the name Nicole. Its ranking then was #990. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity, and is currently of sporadic use. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Nicole, Nicholas was the most regularly used in 2018. Nicole has in the past century been predominantly given to girls. In 1989, Nicole as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 187 times.

Baby names that sound like Nicole include Niccoló, Nicolá, Nicoló, Naegel, Nagel, Nagele, Nagell, Nagle, Naheal, Naheel, Naheil, Naheyl, Nakul, Naloh, Neakail, Neehal, Neihal, Neuwel, Neuwele, and Newel.

† Pronunciation for Nicole: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"


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