OTHER SCRIPTS: Николай (Russian, Bulgarian)
PRONOUNCED: nee-kah-LIE (Russian) [key]
Meaning & History
Russian and Bulgarian form of NICHOLAS
. A notable bearer was the Russian novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852).
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), Kai, Klaes (Frisian), Nicolau (Galician), Nikoloz, Nika, Nikusha (Georgian), Nicolaus, Nikolaus, Claus, Klaus, Nickolaus, Nico (German), Niklaus (German (Swiss)), Nicolaos, Nikolaos, Nikolas (Greek), Miklós, Nikola, Miksa (Hungarian), Nioclás (Irish), Niccolò, Nicola, Nicolò, Nico (Italian), Nikolajs (Latvian), Klaos (Limburgish), Klaas (Low German), 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) |