OTHER SCRIPTS: Николай (Russian, Bulgarian)
PRONOUNCED: nee-kah-LIE (Russian) [key]
Meaning & History
Russian and Bulgarian form of NICHOLAS
. A notable bearer was Nikolai Gogol, a 19th-century Russian novelist.
DIMINUTIVE: Kolya (Russian) OTHER LANGUAGES: Nicolaus, Nikolaos (Ancient Greek), Nikola (Basque), Nicolau (Catalan), Nikola, Nikica, Niko, Nikša (Croatian), Mikuláš, Mikoláš, Mikula, Nikola (Czech), Nikolaj, Claus, Klaus, Niels, Nikolaus (Danish), Nicolaas, Nikolaas, Klaas, Nick, Nico, Niek (Dutch), Nicholas, Colin, Collin, Nic, Nick, Nickolas, Nicky, Nikolas (English), Nikolao, Niĉjo (Esperanto), Nigul (Estonian), Niklas, Klaus, Niilo, Niko, Nikolaus (Finnish), Nicholas, Nicolas (French), Nicolau (Galician), Nikoloz (Georgian), Nicolaus, Nikolaus, Claus, Klaas, Klaus, Nickolaus, Nico (German), Niklaus (German (Swiss)), Nicolaos, Nikolaos, Nikolas (Greek), Miklós, Nikola (Hungarian), Nioclás (Irish), Niccolò, Nicola, Nicolò, Nico (Italian), Nikolajs (Latvian), Nikola, Nikolche (Macedonian), Col (Medieval English), Klaus, Nikolaus, Nils (Norwegian), Mikołaj (Polish), Nicolau, Nico (Portuguese), Nicolae, Neculai, Nicu, Nicușor (Romanian), Neacel, Nicol, Nichol (Scottish), Nikola, Nikica (Serbian), Mikuláš (Slovak), Miklavž, Nikola, Nikolaj, Nik, Niko (Slovene), Nicolao, Nicolás, Nico (Spanish), Niklas, Claes, Klas, Nels, Nikolaus, Nils (Swedish), Mykola (Ukrainian)
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