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PronouncedPron.NEE-KAWL French
ni-KOL English
nee-KAWL German

Meaning & History

French feminine form of NICHOLAS, commonly used in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century. A famous bearer is American-Australian actress Nicole Kidman (1967-).
VariantsNichole, Nikole, Nikkole English Nicol Dutch Nicol German
DiminutivesColette, Coline, Nicolette French Nicky, Niki, Nikki English Nicolet, Nicoline Dutch
Masculine FormsNicolas French Nicholas, Nickolas, Nikolas English Nicolaas, Nikolaas Dutch Nicolaus, Niklas, Nikolaus German Niklaus German (Swiss)
Other Languages & CulturesNikole Basque Nikol Bulgarian Nika Croatian Nicol, Nicola, Nikol, Nikola Czech Nikoleta, Nikoletta Greek Nikolett, Nikoletta Hungarian Lina, Nicoletta, Nicolina Italian Nikora Maori Nikola Polish Nicoleta Romanian Nikola Slovak Nika Slovene Nicolasa Spanish


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute