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Gender: Male Meaning of Nicodemus: "victory of the people" Origin of Nicodemus: Greek

The name Nicodemus is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "victory of the people". Nicodemus and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

This rarely used New Testament name could make an unusual route to the cool nickname Nico. Nicodemus (Noddy) Boffin is a character in the Dickens novel Our Mutual friend.

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Famous People Named Nicodemus

Nicodemus, Biblical Pharisee
Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite, Greek Orthodox mystic
Saint Nicodemus of Mammola (or of Cirò), Italian monk
Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and Younger, Swedish architects
Nicodemus ben Gurion, 1st century wealthy resident of Jerusalem who may have been the Biblical Nicodemus
Nicodemus, stage name of Cecil Wellington, Jamaican reggae DJ
Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist
Nicodemus Hieronymus Alois Georg Hubertus Mario Hugo Eusebius Maria (b. 2001), Hereditary Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, son of late racing driver Leo Löwenstein; grandson and heir of Prince Alois-Konstantin
Nicodemus León "Nico" DiMarco (b. 2015), son of Christian singer Kristene DiMarco

Pop Culture References for the name Nicodemus

Dr. Nicodemus West, character in Marvel Universe
Nicodemus Dumps, bank clerk in Dickens's Sketches by Boz (1836); Charles Kitterball's "cross, cadaverous and ill-natured" uncle
Nicodemus, rat character in book/film "The Secret of NIMH"
Nicodemus, character in Rainbow Rowell's "Carry On"

Nikodemious, Nikodim, Nikodema, Nicodemius, Nicodemo, Nicodem, Nikodemus, Nikodem


oftenoverseas Says:


"The leader of the rats, the leader of the rats??"

RoddyThlayli Says:


It is. I like Nicolai and Nicanor a bit better, though.

jalila13 Says:


Yes! The name is still pretty nice tho'.

ClimenceAliceMarie Says:


I think this name is very dapper.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Anyone else automatically think of rats with glowing eyes saying "courage of the heart is very rare, the stone has a power when it's there"?