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Gender: Male Origin of Nikolai: Russian variation of Nicholas Meaning of Nicholas: Greek, "people of victory" Nikolai's Popularity in 2017: #505

The name Nikolai is a boy's name of Russian origin. Nikolai is ranked #505 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Prince Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibling Spelling Game".

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Russian forms, like Russian supermodels, are hot these days. This is a strong, exotic way to make Nicholas new; it was chosen for his son by Barry Bonds, Jr.

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Famous People Named Nikolai

Nikolai William Alexander Frederik, Prince of Denmark
Nikolai Philippe Fraiture, American bassist of band The Strokes
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, Russian novelist and playwright
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer
(Nanhoï) Nikolai Kinski, French-American actor
Nikolai Alexandrovich Kulikovsky, brother-in-law of Tsar Nicholas II and son-in-law of Tsar Alexander III
Nikolai Volkoff (born Josip Nikolai Peruzović), Croatian pro wrestler
Nikolai Matveevich Pozdneev, Russian painter
Nikolai Nikolaevich Baskakov, Russian painter

Pop Culture References for the name Nikolai

Nikolai, character on TV's Six Feet Under
Nikolai Carpathia, the antichrist in the Left Behind series
Nikolai Delphiki, brother of Julian "Bean" Delphiki in Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" series
Nikolai Lantsov, character in the Grisha Trilogy