[ 2 syll. ni-ki, nik-i ] The baby girl name Niki is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as NIHK-iy- †. Niki is of Latin, Old Greek, and English-American origin. It is used mainly in Polish, German, Greek, and English.
Niki is a Polish form of the Czech, German, Polish, Russian, and Slavic Dominika.
Niki is also a shortening of the English, French, and Russian Nikita.
Niki is also a form of the English Quanika.
See also the related form, the English and German Nicki.
Niki is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1972 with 0.015% of baby girls being named Niki. It was #630 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a marked decline in frequency since then, and is used only on a very light scale now. Among the family of girl names directly related to Niki, Nicole was the most widely used in 2018. Niki has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.
† Pronunciation for Niki: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Niki is Model, Niki Taylor, born 5 March 1975, Miami, Florida.