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 "Girls Makeover".
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.