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Gender: Male Meaning of Nicolai: "people of victory" Origin of Nicolai: Scandinavian and Slavic form of Nicholas

The name Nicolai is a boy's name of Slavic, Scandinavian origin meaning "people of victory". Nicolai and is often added to lists like Exoticized Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- BOYS".

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Related to the Russian name Nikolai, this is a fresh and exotic form of a popular favorite.

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Pop Culture References for the name Nicolai

Nicolai Technus, character in animated series "Danny Phantom"
Nicolai Carpathia, Antichrist in the Left Behind books


stella2007 Says:


Love this name especially the nickname Nico. I love that it means 'victory'.

EW314 Says:


I really like this. I still think I prefer the Russian spelling (Nikolai), but this lends itself better to nn Nico, which I really like.