Gender Masculine
Scripts Николай(Russian, Bulgarian)
Pronounced Pron. nyi-ku-LIE(Russian)
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Meaning & History

Russian and Bulgarian form of NICHOLAS. A notable bearer was the Russian novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852).

Related Names

VariantsNikolai(Russian) Nikola, Nikolai(Bulgarian)
DiminutiveKolya(Russian)
Other Languages & CulturesNikollë(Albanian) Nicolaus, Nikolaos(Ancient Greek) Nikola(Basque) Mikalai, Mikalay(Belarusian) Nicolau(Catalan) Nikola, Nikica, Niko, Nikša(Croatian) Mikuláš, Mikoláš, Mikula, Nikola(Czech) Nicolai, Niklas, Nikolaj, Claus, Klaus, Nels, Nicklas, Niclas, 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, Niclas, 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, Nikolasz, Kolos, Miksa(Hungarian) Nioclás(Irish) Niccolò, Nicola, Nico, Nicolao, Nicolò(Italian) Nikolajs, Klāvs, Niklāvs(Latvian) Klaos(Limburgish) Klaas(Low German) Nikola, Nikolče, Nikolche(Macedonian) Nikora(Maori) Nichol, Nicol, Col(Medieval English) Nicolai, Niklas, Klaus, Nils(Norwegian) Mikołaj(Polish) Nicolau, Nico(Portuguese) Nicolae, Neculai, Nicu, Nicușor(Romanian) Niillas, Nilas(Sami) Neacel, Nichol, Nicol(Scottish) Nikola, Nikica(Serbian) Mikuláš(Slovak) Miklavž, Nikola, Nikolaj, Nik, Niko(Slovene) Nicolás, Nico(Spanish) Niklas, Claes, Klas, Nicklas, Niclas, Nils(Swedish) Mykola(Ukrainian)
Surname DescendantsNikolaev, Nikolov(Bulgarian) Nikolaev(Russian)

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Entry updated December 8, 2017