French feminine variation of Nicholas, Greek
"people of victory"

Nicole Origin and Meaning

The name Nicole is a girl's name of French, Greek origin meaning "people of victory".

Nicole was derived from Nicholas, the English variation of the Greek Nikolaos, composed of the compounds nike, meaning "victory," and laos, "people." The variation Nicole arose in the Middle Ages in France to honor St. Nicholas. Names related to Nicole include Colette, Nicolette, Nika, Nicola, and Nicolina.

Nicole was one of the top girls’ names of the eighties —when it reached Number 4—and into the nineties. Nicole has now lost most of its French flair, but is still widely used.

Nicole Kidman is a notable current bearer of the name, some others are Nicole Richie and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. Nicole "Nicky" Nichols is a key character on Orange is the New Black.

# 327 in the US

Nicole Rank in US Top 1000

# 359 on Nameberry

Nicole Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Nicole Popularity

Famous People Named Nicole

  • Nicole Mary KidmanAustralian actress
  • Nicole Scherzinger (born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente)American singer, dancer, actress, and television personality
  • Nicole Elizabeth "Snooki" LaValleAmerican reality TV personality
  • Nicole Camille RichieAmerican reality TV personality
  • Nicole Gale AndersonAmerican actress
  • Nicole Elizabeth EggertAmerican actress
  • Nicole Stephanie Danielle LynCanadian actress
  • Nicole "Evangeline" LillyCanadian actress
  • Nicole "Nikki" BlonskyAmerican actress, singer and dancer
  • Nicole "Nikki" ReedAmerican actress
  • Nicole Rose ScimecaAmerican actress
  • Nicole KuzmichováCanadian ice dancer who competes for the Czech Republic
  • Nicole PrattAustralian tennis player
  • Nicole BradtkeAustralian tennis player
  • Nicole ArendtAmerican tennis player
  • Nicole VaidisovaCzech tennis player
  • Nicole "Nikki" Leslie StantonAmerican soccer player
  • Nicole Julianne SullivanAmerican actress
  • Nicole Denise CookeWelsh cyclist
  • Nicole Renee "Niki" TaylorAmerican model
  • Nicole KraussAmerican novelist
  • Nicole Ari ParkerAmerican actress
  • Nicole HolofcenerAmerican film director
  • Nicole DollangangerCanadian singer/songwriter
  • Nicole Brown Simpsonslain ex,wife of notorious athlete/actor O.J. Simpson
  • Nicole MillerAmerican fashion designer
  • Nicole GarciaColace, model and professional wrestler
  • Nicole LinkletterAmerican model
  • Nicole Rose Filandaughter of American singer Shane Steven Filan
  • Nicole Marie PedraAmerican model
  • Nicole BeckAustralian rugby player
  • Nicole Beverly Chien (b. 2006)daughter of Filipina singer and actress Lea Salonga
  • Nicole SladkovAmerican rhythmic gymnast
  • Nicole BilderbackKorean American actress

Nicole in Pop Culture

  • Nicole Warren Divercharacter in "Tender Is the Night" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Nicolecharacter in movie "Old School"
  • Nicole "Nicky" Nicholscharacter on TV's "Orange is the New Black"
  • Nicole Hollowaycharacter in the movie "Storm Catcher"
  • Nicole "Nikki" Newmancharacter in soap "The Young and the Restless"
  • "Nicole" 1978 thriller movie
  • Nicole Marischaracter in the 1999 movie "Drive Me Crazy'
  • Nicole "Niki" Smithalternate personality of Victoria "Viki" Lord Banks on soap "One Life to Live"
  • Nicole "Nick" Warrencharacter in novel "Vanishing Girls"
  • Nicole Walkercharacter on soap "Days of our Lives"
  • Nicole Wallacea character on TV's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
  • Nicole Wattersoncharacter on animated series "The Amazing World of Gumball"
  • Nicolesentient computer in the Sonic the Hedgehog series
  • Nicole Bristowcharacter on TV's "Zoey 101"
  • Nicole Bordaischaracter in the novel "Possessed" by Elise Noble
  • Nicolecharacter in video game "Dead or Alive"
  • Nicolea character in the 'House Of Night' series (PC Cast)
  • Nicole De Pontecharacter on TV's "Alex & Co."
  • Nicole Von Ronsenburgcharacter in Aphmau's YouTube series
  • Nicole Avantcharacter on the soap opera "The Bold & the Beautiful"