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Gender: Male Origin of Nikolai: Russian variation of Nicholas Meaning of Nicholas: Greek, "people of victory" Nikolai's Popularity in 2018: #479

Nikolai Origin and Meaning

The name Nikolai is a boy's name of Russian origin.

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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Popularity

Rank in US: #479

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Comments

BlueLavender Says:

2018-03-17T09:53:36

It would be the same - we considered this spelling for our new little Nikolai because it would be spelled Nikolaj in my husband's first language (but since I'm American we felt that the -j ending would be too confusing). I still like it though!

Asterflamey Says:

2018-03-17T03:58:05

I like this name but I LOVE the variant Nikolaj which I believe is pronounced the same. the nickname Kolya is also very dashing

stella2007 Says:

2016-11-13T21:50:07

I've never really liked the name Nicholas but I LOVE Nikolai and Nicolai. I think it sounds very fresh, modern and has a very Scandanavian and European feel. Also Nico is one of my favourite boys nicknames. I would definitely use this name for a boy. Sophisticated yet fun!

EW314 Says:

2016-02-06T09:03:24

Gorgeous name! A fresh spin on Nicholas which is also another classic name with a long history. The Russian diminutive is Kolya.

claracooks Says:

2015-09-07T22:12:21

This name really drew my attention. I love it!

Caroline Says:

2014-12-06T07:53:02

Its perfect for a little boy!! Classy and sophisticated!