Other Forms FormsNieckel, Niekel, Niekkel, Nijckel, Nijkel, Nykel (Dutch/West Frisian variants); Nickel, Nikkel, Nickil (Silesian German variants)
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 8/5/2015
Modern West Frisian form of the archaic name Nyckel, which was a short form of NYCKELE. Alternatively, one can also say that this name is a short form of NIKELE, which is a younger form of the aforementioned name Nyckele. Ultimately, the name is derived from NIKOLAUS.Also Silesian German diminutive of NIKOLAUS and Vilamovian form of NICHOLAS.