GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Νικηφορος (Ancient Greek)
Meaning & History
Means "carrying victory" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and φορεω (phoreo) "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Nikifor (Bulgarian), Nicéphore (French), Nikifor (Macedonian), Nikifor (Russian)