Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. NIK
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Meaning & History

Short form of Nicholas, or sometimes Dominic.

Related Names

VariantsDom, Nick, Nicky, Nik
DiminutivesColin, Collin
Feminine FormsNicola(English) Nichola(English (British))
Other Languages & CulturesNikollë(Albanian) Nicolaus, Nikolaos(Ancient Greek) Nikola, Txomin(Basque) Mikalai, Mikalay(Belarusian) Nikola, Nikolai, Nikolay(Bulgarian) Nicolau(Catalan) Dominik, Nikola, Dinko, Nikica, Niko, Nikša(Croatian) Dominik, Mikuláš, Mikoláš, Mikula, Nikola(Czech) Nicolai, Niklas, Nikolaj, Claus, Kai, Kaj, Klaus, Nels, Nicklas, Niclas, Niels, Nils, Nis(Danish) Dominicus, Nicolaas, Kai, Klaas, Nick, Nico, Niek, Nikolaas(Dutch) Nikolao, Niĉjo(Esperanto) Nigul(Estonian) Niklas, Kai, Klaus, Launo, Niclas, Niilo, Niko(Finnish) Dominique, Nicolas(French) Kai, Kay, Klaes(Frisian) Nicolau(Galician) Nikoloz, Nika, Niko, Nikusha(Georgian) Dominik, Niklas, Nikolaus, Claus, Kai, Klaus, Nickolaus, Nico, Nicolaus, Niko(German) Niklaus(German (Swiss)) Nicolaos, Nikolaos, Nik, Nikolas, Nikos(Greek) Dominik, Domonkos, Miklós, Nikolasz, Kolos, Miksa(Hungarian) Nioclás(Irish) Domenico, Niccolò, Nicola, Nico, Nicolao, Nicolò(Italian) Dominicus(Late Roman) Nikolajs, Klāvs, Niklāvs(Latvian) Klaos(Limburgish) Dominykas, Domas(Lithuanian) Klaas(Low German) Nikola, Nikolče, Nikolche(Macedonian) Nikora(Maori) Nichol, Nicol, Col(Medieval English) Nicolai, Niklas, Kai, Klaus, Nils(Norwegian) Dominik, Mikołaj(Polish) Domingos, Nicolau, Nico(Portuguese) Nicolae, Neculai, Nicu, Nicușor(Romanian) Nikolai, Nikolay, Kolya(Russian) Niillas, Nilas(Sami) Nicol(Scottish) Neacel(Scottish Gaelic) Nikola, Nikica(Serbian) Dominik, Mikuláš(Slovak) Domen, Dominik, Miklavž, Nikola, Nikolaj, Nik, Niko(Slovene) Domingo, Nicolás, Nico(Spanish) Niklas, Claes, Kai, Klas, Nicklas, Niclas, Nils(Swedish) Mykola(Ukrainian)

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Entry updated July 2, 2008