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Gender: F Pronunciation: NICK-ah-la Meaning of Nicola: "people of victory" Origin of Nicola: Greek; feminine variation of Nicholas

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Nicola, the elegant Latinate feminization of Nicholas, has long been standard issue for English girls but for some reason has never voyaged across the Atlantic, which we consider a pity, especially as Nicole's standing has waned.

In Britain, Nicola first appeared around 1940, started rising in the fifties and by the mid-1970's had reached third place on the popularity list, after which it began to be replaced by Nicole.

In his novel The Well Beloved, Thomas Hardy spelled it Nichola. Nicola was and still is a unisex name in Italy: one historic bearer Nicola Pisano was a renowned and influential thirteenth century sculptor, Nikola Testa an eminent inventor.

Nicolette, which was the name of an enchanting princess in the medieval French romance Aucassin et Nicolette, is a more feminissima version.

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Famous People Named Nicola

Nicola Anne Peltz, American actress
Nicola "Nic" Haste, of Pixiwoo
Nicola Adams, British boxer and Gold Medal winner at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Nicola Payne, sister to Liam Payne of One Direction
Nicola "Nikki" Coghill, Australian actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Nicola

Nicola Roberts, Member of Girl Band Girls Aloud
Nicola West, from Australian TV soap "Neighbours"

Colletta, Collette

Nicola's International Variations

Colette, Nicholina (French) Nicolina, Nicoline (Greek)