Given Name NIKOLAY

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Николай (Russian, Bulgarian)
PRONOUNCED: nyi-ku-LIE (Russian)   [details]

Meaning & History

Russian and Bulgarian form of NICHOLAS. A notable bearer was the Russian novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852).
VARIANTS: Nikolai (Russian), Nikola, Nikolai (Bulgarian)
DIMINUTIVE: Kolya (Russian)
FEMININE FORM: Nikol (Bulgarian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Nicolaus, Nikolaos (Ancient Greek), Nikola (Basque), Nicolau (Catalan), Nikola, Nikica, Niko, Nikša (Croatian), Mikuláš, Mikoláš, Mikula, Nikola (Czech), Niklas, Nikolaj, Claus, Klaus, Nels, Niels, Nils (Danish), Nicolaas, Nikolaas, Klaas, Nick, Nico, Niek (Dutch), Nicholas, Colin, Collin, Nic, Nick, Nickolas, Nicky, Nik, Nikolas (English), Nikolao, Niĉjo (Esperanto), Nigul (Estonian), Niklas, Klaus, Niilo, Niko (Finnish), Nicolas (French), Kai, Klaes (Frisian), Nicolau (Galician), Nikoloz, Nika, Niko, Nikusha (Georgian), Niklas, Nikolaus, Claus, Klaus, Nickolaus, Nico, Nicolaus, Niko (German), Niklaus (German (Swiss)), Nicolaos, Nikolaos, Nik, Nikolas, Nikos (Greek), Miklós, Kolos, Miksa (Hungarian), Nioclás (Irish), Niccolò, Nicola, Nico, Nicolao, Nicolò (Italian), Nikolajs (Latvian), Klaos (Limburgish), Klaas (Low German), Nikola, Nikolče, Nikolche (Macedonian), Nikora (Maori), Nichol, Nicol, Col (Medieval English), Niklas, Klaus, Nils (Norwegian), Mikołaj (Polish), Nicolau, Nico (Portuguese), Nicolae, Neculai, Nicu, Nicușor (Romanian), Neacel, Nichol, Nicol (Scottish), Nikola, Nikica (Serbian), Mikuláš (Slovak), Miklavž, Nikola, Nikolaj, Nik, Niko (Slovene), Nicolás, Nico (Spanish), Niklas, Claes, Klas, Nils (Swedish), Mykola (Ukrainian)