The name Nicole is a girl's name of French, Greek origin meaning "people of victory". Nicole is ranked #183 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Greek Baby Names for Modern Kids and discussed in our forums with posts like "Your Six Kids - Take Three, Leave Three".
From the experts:
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. Some substitutes to consider: Nico or Nicola.
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.