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Gender: M Meaning of Nico: "people of victory" Origin of Nico: Greek, diminutive of Nicholas Nico's Popularity in 2015: #464

Nico is one of the great nickname names, full of charm, energy and sex appeal -- a neo Nick. It's been in the Top 500 for three years now, and looks poised to go even higher.

Nico is commonly heard in Italy -- as a short form of Niccolo -- and also in France, Belgium, Germany, Holland and Spanish-speaking countries.

As a unisex nickname name, Nico is associated with the German-born single-named Velvet Underground singer (nee Christa) promoted by Andy Warhol. And Nico Reilly was one of the female leads on the TV series Lipstick Jungle. But over 90% of the American babies named Nico are boys.

Famous People Named Nico

Nico Cristian Mirallegro, British actor
Nico Erik Rosberg, German racing driver
Nicolas "Nico" Hulkenberg, German racing driver
Nico Jackson, British financier
Nico Louis Liersch, German actor
Nico Tortorella, American actor
Ñico (born Antonio Mariño Souto), Cuban painter
Dominic "Nico" Lopez, son of Mario Lopez

Pop Culture References for the name Nico

Nico di Angelo, son of Hades in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Nico Machiavelli, character on TV's "Da Vinci's Demons"
Nico Harris, character on TV's "Sonny With A Chance" and "So Random"
Nico Toscani, character in film "Above the Law"
Nico, character from "Another Gay Movie"
"Nico," Spanish animated series and its main character
Nico Nico Chorus on YouTube
Neko means "cat" in Japanese
Nico can be a nickname for Dominic.

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