Nico 🔥

Gender: Male Meaning of Nico: "people of victory" Origin of Nico: Italian diminutive of Nicholas, Greek Nico's Popularity in 2019: #355

Nico Origin and Meaning

The name Nico is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "people of victory".

Nico is one of the great nickname names, full of charm, energy and effortless cool -- a neo Nick.

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.

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Rank in US: #355

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Pop Culture References for the name Nico

Niko, Nicos, Nicco, Neko, Neco, Nikos


Bassilly Says:


Does anyone else think it's weird that "sex appeal" is on the description? Weird thing to consider when naming a child.

TheRosemaryWest Says:


Same :)! He has been my favourite for many years now hah

TheRosemaryWest Says:


Interesting, I think the opposite!

Ella Says:


It just means victory.No people nonsense.

autumnreverie Says:


Nico only means "victory."

autumnreverie Says:


Nico means "victory.'' If it was Nicolai or Nicolas then it would mean "victory of the people."

autumnreverie Says:


Nico actually means "victory,'' not "victory of the people.''

autumnreverie Says:


I love Nico/Niko, but I prefer it as a nickname for Nicolai/Nikolai.

Lena_Aline Says:


Adore the 'Niko' spelling as a nickname for Nikomedes.

Agatha Franklin Says:


My fave pjo/hoo character's name is nico di angelo

cmwillard Says:


At first I didn't really like this name as it didn't appeal to me (which was when I was a lot younger) but it has really grown on me. I really like it.

Magpie Says:


I am strongly considering this name for my son, because I love its meaning "victory of the people", he will be Italian, and just think it sounds cool :) , but my mother doesn't like it at all - Oh well, it's my baby!!

jan11th Says:


Love this but my name is Niki so it could get confusing sometimes.

GirlyWhirly Says:


I agree with you. I love Nico but it's too short for me. I don't really like Nicholas but I love Nicolai and Nico is a great nickname.

Guest Says:


My only caveat is that this name is too informal on it's own. Maybe I'd stretch it to Nicolai/Nikolai for the birth certificate. The supercool Hungarian version Miklos isn't on Nameberry yet :(

Rayman_UpTheGrove Says:


i'm sorry, but i like Niko better than Nico, it just looks better.