Names Starting with N

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NEDYALKA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of NEDELJKO.
NEDYALKO m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of NEDELJKO.
NEEA f Finnish
Short form of LINNEA.
NEELA f Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Tamil நீலா or Hindi नीला (see NILA).
NEELAM f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीलम (see NILAM).
NEELIMA f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Marathi/Hindi नीलिमा or Telugu నీలిమ (see NILIMA).
NEELTJE f Dutch
Diminutive of CORNELIA.
NEELY m English
From a Scottish surname, an Anglicized form of Mac an Fhilidh meaning "son of the poet" in Gaelic.
NEEMIAS m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of NEHEMIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
NEER m Limburgish
Short form of RENEER.
NEERAJ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीरज or Gujarati નીરજ (see NIRAJ).
NEFELI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of NEPHELE.
NEFERTARI f Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian Nfrt-jrj meaning "the most beautiful". This was the name of an Egyptian queen of the New Kingdom, the favourite wife of Rameses II.
NEFERTITI f Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian Nfrt-jytj meaning "the beautiful one has come". Nefertiti was a powerful Egyptian queen of the New Kingdom, the principal wife of Akhenaton, the pharaoh that briefly imposed a monotheistic religion centered around the sun god Aton.
NEFES f Turkish (Modern)
Means "breath" in Turkish.
NEFİSET f Turkish
Turkish form of NAFISA.
NEGAR f Persian
Means "beloved" in Persian.
NEHA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
NEHEMIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH comforts" in Hebrew, derived from נָחַם (nacham) meaning "to comfort" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. According to the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament he was a leader of the Jews who was responsible for the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity.
NEHİR f Turkish
Means "river" in Turkish.
NEIFION m Welsh
Welsh form of NEPTUNE.
NEIL m Irish, Scottish, English
From the Gaelic name Niall, which is of disputed origin, possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud". This was the name of a semi-legendary 4th-century Irish king, Niall of the Nine Hostages.... [more]
NEILINA f Scottish
Feminine form of NEIL.
NEILOS m Greek Mythology, Late Greek
From Νειλος (Neilos), the Greek name of (and origin of) the Nile River, possibly of Semitic origin meaning "river". In Greek mythology he was the god of the Nile, the son of Okeanos and Tethys.... [more]
NEIRIN m Welsh
Older form of ANEIRIN.
NEITH f Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Nit, possibly meaning "water". This was the name of an early Egyptian goddess of weaving, hunting and war. Her character may have some correspondences with the goddesses Tanith, Anat or Athena.
NEIZAN m Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of NATHAN, reflecting the English pronunciation.
NEJA f Slovene
Diminutive of JERNEJA.
NEJC m Slovene
Diminutive of JERNEJ.
NEJLA (1) f Turkish
Turkish form of NAJLA.
NEJLA (2) f Bosnian
Bosnian form of NAILA.
NEKANE f Basque
Means "sorrows" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Dolores.
NEKESA f Eastern African, Luhya
Feminine form of WEKESA.
NEKODA m Biblical
Means "marked" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the head of a family of temple servants.
NEKTARIA f Greek
Feminine form of NEKTARIOS.
NEKTARIOS m Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Greek νεκταρ (nektar) meaning "nectar, drink of the gods".
NELA f Croatian, Slovak, Portuguese, Czech
Short form of names ending in nela, such as ANTONELA.
NELDA f English
Possibly an elaboration of NELL using the popular name suffix da.
NELE f German, Dutch
Diminutive of CORNELIA.
NELI f Bulgarian
Diminutive of NEDELYA or ANELIYA.
NÉLIDA f Literature, Spanish
Created by French author Marie d'Agoult for her semi-autobiographical novel Nélida (1846), written under the name Daniel Stern. It was probably an anagram of her pen name DANIEL.
NELINHA f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MANUELA.
NELINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MANUEL.
NELL f English
Medieval diminutive of names beginning with El, such as ELEANOR, ELLEN (1) or HELEN. It may have arisen from the medieval affectionate phrase mine El, which was later reinterpreted as my Nel.
NELLA f Italian
Short form of ANTONELLA.
NELLE f English
Variant of NELL.
NELLI f Russian, Finnish
Russian and Finnish form of NELLY.
NELLIE f English, Swedish
Diminutive of NELL.
NELLO m Italian
Short form of names ending in nello, such as BRUNELLO or ANTONELLO.
NELLY f English, Swedish
Diminutive of NELL.
NELS m Danish
Danish variant of NILS.
NELSON m English
From an English surname meaning "son of NEIL". It was originally given in honour of the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). His most famous battle was the Battle of Trafalgar, in which he destroyed a combined French and Spanish fleet, but was himself killed. Another notable bearer was the South African statesman Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). Mandela's birth name was Rolihlahla; as a child he was given the English name Nelson by a teacher.
NELU m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of ION (1).
NEMANJA m Serbian
Possibly from Slavic ne maniti meaning "not deceiving, not luring, not attracting". Another theory states that it means "without possessions", derived from Serbo-Croatian nemati meaning "have not". This was the name of a 12th-century Serbian king, and the name of the dynasty he began.
NEMESIS f Greek Mythology
Means "distribution of what is due, righteous anger" in Greek. In Greek mythology Nemesis was the personification of vengeance and justice.
NEMO m Literature
Means "nobody" in Latin. This was the name used by author Jules Verne for the captain of the Nautilus in his novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870). It was later used for the title character (a fish) in the 2003 animated movie Finding Nemo.
NENA f English
Variant of NINA (1).
NENAD m Serbian, Croatian
Means "unexpected" in Serbian and Croatian. In the Serbian folk song Predrag and Nenad this is the name of Predrag's brother.
NENO m Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of NENAD.
NENSI f Croatian
Croatian form of NANCY.
NEO (1) f & m Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of naya "to give".
NEO (2) m Various
From the prefix meaning "new", ultimately derived from Greek νεος (neos).
NEOFIT m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NEOPHYTOS.
NEOFYTOS m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of NEOPHYTOS.
NEON m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νεος (neos) meaning "new".
NEOPHYTOS m Ancient Greek
Greek name meaning "newly planted", from a word that was derived from νεος (neos) meaning "new" and φυτον (phyton) meaning "plant".
NEOPTOLEMUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Νεοπτολεμος (Neoptolemos) meaning "new war", derived from νεος (neos) meaning "new" combined with an Epic Greek form of πολεμος (polemos) meaning "war". In Greek legend this was the name of the son of Achilles, brought into the Trojan War because it was prophesied the Greeks could not win it unless he was present. After the war he was slain by Orestes fighting over Hermione.
NEPHELE f Greek Mythology
From Greek νεφος (nephos) meaning "cloud". In Greek legend Nephele was created from a cloud by Zeus, who shaped the cloud to look like Hera in order to trick Ixion, a mortal who desired her. Nephele was the mother of the centaurs by Ixion, and was also the mother of Phrixus and Helle by Athamus.
NEPHTHYS f Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Nebet-Hut meaning "lady of the house", derived from Egyptian nbt "lady" and hwt "house". This was the name of an Egyptian goddess associated with the air, death and mourning. She was wife of the desert god Seth.
NEPTUNE m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Neptunus, which is of unknown meaning, possibly related to the Indo-European root *nebh "wet, damp, clouds". Neptune was the god of the sea in Roman mythology, approximately equivalent to the Greek god Poseidon. This is also the name of the eighth planet in the solar system.
NEPTUNO m Roman Mythology (Spanish, Portuguese)
Spanish and European Portuguese form of NEPTUNE.
NERE f Basque
Means "mine" in Basque.
NEREA f Basque
Variant of NERE.
NEREIDA f Spanish
Derived from Greek Νηρειδες (Nereides) meaning "nymphs, sea sprites", ultimately derived from the name of the Greek sea god NEREUS, who supposedly fathered them.
NEREO m Italian
Italian form of NEREUS.
NEREUS m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Derived from Greek νηρος (neros) meaning "water". In Greek myth this was the name of a god of the sea, the father of the Nereids. It is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, belonging to a Christian in Rome. This was also the name of a Roman saint of the 1st century, a member of the army, who was martyred with his companion Achilleus because they refused to execute Christians.
NERGİS f Turkish
Means "daffodil, narcissus flower" in Turkish, ultimately derived from Greek (see NARCISSUS).
NERGÜI m & f Mongolian
Means "no name" in Mongolian. This name was traditionally given in order to mislead bad spirits.
NERIAH m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lamp of YAHWEH" in Hebrew, from נֵר (ner) meaning "lamp, light" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of the father of Baruch in the Old Testament.
NERIDA f Indigenous Australian
Possibly means "water lily" in an Australian Aboriginal language.
NERINA f Italian
Feminine form of NERIO.
NERIO m Italian
Possibly a variant of NEREO.
NERISSA f Literature
Created by Shakespeare for a character in his play The Merchant of Venice (1596). He possibly took it from Greek Νηρεις (Nereis) meaning "nymph, sea sprite", ultimately derived from the name of the Greek sea god NEREUS, who supposedly fathered them.
NERMİN f Turkish
From Persian نرم (narm) meaning "soft, gentle".
NERMIN m & f Bosnian, Arabic (Egyptian)
Bosnian (masculine) and Egyptian Arabic (feminine) form of NERMİN.
NERMINA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of NERMİN.
NERO (1) m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen, which was probably of Sabine origin meaning "strong, vigorous". It was borne most infamously by a tyrannical Roman emperor of the 1st century.
NERO (2) m Italian
Short form of RANIERO.
NERSES m Armenian
Armenian form of Narseh (see NARSES). Saint Nerses was a 4th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
NERTHUS f Germanic Mythology
Latinized form of Nerþuz, the Germanic (feminine) equivalent of Njǫrðr (see NJORD). Nerthus was a Germanic goddess of fertility as described by the Roman historian Tacitus in the 1st century.
NERVA m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from Latin nervus "strength". This is the name by which the 1st-century Roman emperor Marcus Cocceius Nerva is commonly known.
NERYS f Welsh
Perhaps an elaboration of Welsh ner "lord", with the intended meaning of "lady".
NES f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of AGNES.
NEŞE f Turkish
Means "joy, happiness" in Turkish.
NESİM m & f Turkish
Turkish form of NASIM.
NESKE f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish diminutive of AGNES.
NESRÎN f Kurdish
Means "eglantine, sweetbrier" in Kurdish.
NESRİN f Turkish
Turkish form of NASRIN.
NESS (1) f Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of NEAS.
NESS (2) f English
Short form of VANESSA.
NESSA (1) f English
Short form of VANESSA and other names ending in nessa.
NESSA (2) f Hebrew (Rare)
Means "miracle" in Hebrew.
NESSA (3) f Irish, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of NEASA.
NEST f Welsh
Welsh diminutive of AGNES.
NESTA f Welsh
Welsh diminutive of AGNES.
NESTAN f Georgian
From the first part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
NESTAN-DAREJAN f Literature
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for a character in his 12th-century epic The Knight in the Panther's Skin. Rustaveli derived it from the Middle Persian phrase نیست اندر جهان (nist andar jahan) meaning "unlike any other in the world" or "unique". In the poem Nestan-Darejan is a princess loved by Tariel.
NESTANI f Georgian
From the first part of NESTAN-DAREJAN.
NÉSTOR m Spanish
Spanish form of NESTOR.
NESTOR m Greek Mythology, Russian
Means "homecoming" in Greek. In Homer's Iliad this was the name of the king of Pylos, famous for his great wisdom and longevity, who acted as a counselor to the Greek allies.
NESTORE m Italian
Italian form of NESTOR.
NESTORI m Finnish
Finnish form of NESTOR.
NETA f & m Hebrew
Means "plant, shrub" in Hebrew.
NETAN'EL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NATHANAEL.
NETANEL m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of NATHANAEL.
NETHANEEL m Biblical
Form of NATHANAEL used in some versions of the Old Testament.
NETHANEL m Biblical
Form of NATHANAEL used in some versions of the Old Testament.
NETHANIAH m Biblical
Means "YAHWEH has given" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Ishmael (the assassin of Gedaliah), as well as other minor characters.
NETTA (1) f English
Short form of names ending in netta.
NETTA (2) f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew נֶטַע (see NETA).
NETTIE f English
Diminutive of names ending in nette, such as ANNETTE or JEANETTE.
NETUNO m Roman Mythology (Portuguese)
Brazilian Portuguese form of NEPTUNE.
NEUS f Catalan
Catalan cognate of NIEVES.
NEVA f English
Short form of GENEVA.
NEVADA f English
From the name of the American state, which means "snow-capped" in Spanish.
NEVAEH f English (Modern)
The word heaven spelled backwards. It became popular after the musician Sonny Sandoval from the rock group P.O.D. gave it to his daughter in 2000. Over the next few years it rapidly climbed the rankings in America, peaking at the 25th rank for girls in 2010.
NEVAN m Irish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NEVE f Irish
Anglicized form of NIAMH.
NEVEN m Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Masculine form of NEVENA.
NEVENA f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic neven meaning "marigold".
NEVES f Portuguese
Portuguese form of NIEVES.
NEVILLE m English (British)
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "new town" in Norman French. As a given name it is chiefly British and Australian.
NEVIO m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Naevius, which was derived from Latin naevus "mole (on the body)". A famous bearer was the 3rd-century BC Roman poet Gnaeus Naevius.
NEVRA f Turkish
Turkish form of NAWRA.
NEWT m English
Short form of NEWTON.
NEWTON m English
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "new town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the English physicist Isaac Newton (1643-1727).
NEŽA f Slovene
Slovene form of AGNES.
NEZİH m Turkish
Turkish form of NAZIH.
NEZİHE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of NAZIH.
NGẢI m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngải) meaning "sagebrush, wormwood".
NGAIO f Maori
Maori name that is derived from the name of a type of tree, also called the mousehole tree. This name was borne by New Zealand crime writer Dame Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982).
NGAIRE f Maori
Possibly from the name of the town of Ngaere in New Zealand, of Maori origin meaning "wetland".
NGAWANG m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "powerful speech" in Tibetan, from ངག (ngag) meaning "speech" and དབང (dbang) meaning "power, force".
NGỌC f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (ngọc) meaning "jade, precious stone, gem".
NGOZI f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "blessing" in Igbo.
NGUYÊN m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nguyên) meaning "original, first".
NGUYỆT f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (nguyệt) meaning "moon".
NHUNG f & m Vietnamese
Means "velvet" in Vietnamese.
NIA (1) f Welsh
Welsh form of NIAMH.
NIA (2) f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "purpose" in Swahili.
NIA (3) f English, Georgian
Short form of ANTONIA, SIDONIA and other names ending in nia.
NIALL m Irish, Scottish
Original Gaelic spelling of NEIL.
NIAMH f Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "bright" in Irish. She was the daughter of the sea god in Irish legends. She fell in love with the poet Oisín, son of Fionn.
NIC m English
Short form of NICHOLAS, or sometimes DOMINIC.
NICANOR m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Spanish
From the Greek name Νικανωρ (Nikanor), which was derived from νικη (nike) meaning "victory" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man". This name was borne by several notable officers from ancient Macedon.
NICCOLÒ m Italian
Italian form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niccolò Machiavelli, a 16th-century political philosopher from Florence.
NICHOLAS m English
From the Greek name Νικολαος (Nikolaos) meaning "victory of the people", derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory" and λαος (laos) meaning "people". Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, as well as Greece and Russia. He formed the basis for the figure known as Santa Claus (created in the 19th century from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents.... [more]
NICHOLE f English
Variant of NICOLE.
NIĈJO m Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of NICHOLAS.
NICK m English, Dutch
Short form of NICHOLAS.
NICKY m & f English
Diminutive of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
NICO m Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of NICHOLAS (or sometimes NICODEMUS).
NICODÈME m French
French form of NICODEMUS.
NICODEMO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NICODEMUS.
NICODEMUS m Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Νικοδημος (Nikodemos) meaning "victory of the people", derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory" and δημος (demos) meaning "the people". This is the name of a character in the New Testament who helps Joseph of Arimathea entomb Jesus.
NICOL (1) m Scottish, Medieval English
Medieval English and Scottish form of NICHOLAS. This was the middle name of character in the novel Rob Roy (1817) by Sir Walter Scott.
NICOL (2) f Dutch, German, Czech
Dutch, German and Czech variant of NICOLE.
NICOLA (1) m Italian
Italian form of NICHOLAS. A notable bearer was the 13th-century sculptor Nicola Pisano.
NICOLA (2) f German, English
Feminine form of NICHOLAS. In the English-speaking world this name is more common outside of America, where Nicole is more usual.
NICOLAAS m Dutch
Dutch form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAE m Romanian
Romanian form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAI m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAO m Italian (Rare)
Italian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAOS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Νικολαος (see NIKOLAOS).
NICOLÁS m Spanish
Spanish form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAS m French
French form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLASA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAU m Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Portuguese, Galician and Catalan form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLAUS m German, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Nikolaos (see NICHOLAS). This form is also used in Germany as a variant of NIKOLAUS.
NICOLE f French, English, Dutch, German
French feminine form of NICHOLAS, commonly used in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century. A famous bearer is American-Australian actress Nicole Kidman (1967-).
NICOLET f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLETA f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NICOLETTA f Italian
Feminine diminutive of NICOLA (1).
NICOLETTE f French
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NICOLINA f Italian
Feminine diminutive of NICOLA (1).
NICOLINE f Dutch
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NICOLÒ m Italian
Italian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NICOMEDE m Italian
Italian form of NIKOMEDES.
NICOSTRATO m Italian
Italian form of NIKOSTRATOS.
NICTE f Native American, Mayan
Means "flower" in Mayan.
NICU m Romanian
Diminutive of NICOLAE.
NICUȘOR m Romanian
Diminutive of NICOLAE.
NİDA f Turkish
Turkish form of NIDA.
NIDA f Arabic, Urdu
Means "call, proclaim" in Arabic.
NIDIA f Spanish
Variant of NYDIA.
NIEK m Dutch
Short form of NICOLAAS.
NIELS (1) m Danish
Danish form of NICHOLAS. A famous bearer was Niels Bohr (1885-1962), a Danish physicist who investigated the structure of atoms.
NIELS (2) m Dutch
Dutch short form of CORNELIUS.
NIENKE f Frisian
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
NIEVES f Spanish
Means "snows" in Spanish, derived from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Nieves meaning "Our Lady of the Snows".
NÎGA f Kurdish
Means "look, gaze" in Kurdish, of Persian origin.
NİGAR f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of NEGAR.
NIGEL m English
From Nigellus, a medieval Latinized form of NEIL. It was commonly associated with Latin niger "black". It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to Sir Walter Scott's novel The Fortunes of Nigel (1822).
NIGELLA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of NIGEL.
NIGUL m Estonian
Estonian form of NICHOLAS.
NİHAL f Turkish
Turkish form of NIHAL (1).
NIHAL (1) f Arabic
Means "drink" in Arabic.
NIHAL (2) m Indian, Hindi
Means "content, happy" in Hindi.
NIILLAS m Sami
Sami form of NILS.
NIILO m Finnish
Finnish form of NICHOLAS.
NIINA f Finnish
Short form of ANNIINA.
NIKA (1) f & m Russian
Russian short form of VERONIKA and other names ending in nika. It can also be a short form of NIKITA (1) (masculine).
NIKA (2) f Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of NIKOLA (1).
NIKA (3) m Georgian
Diminutive of NIKOLOZ.
NIKANDROS m Ancient Greek
Means "victory of a man" from the Greek elements νικη (nike) meaning "victory" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Greek poet and grammarian from Colophon.
NIKANOR m Ancient Greek
Greek form of NICANOR.
NĪKAU m Maori
From the name of a type of palm tree found in New Zealand (species Rhopalostylis sapida).
NIKE f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Means "victory" in Greek. Nike was the Greek goddess of victory.
NIKEISHA f African American (Rare)
Combination of the name prefix Ni and the name KEISHA.
NIKEPHOROS m & f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "carrying victory" from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory" and φερω (phero) meaning "to carry, to bear". This name was borne by several Byzantine emperors, including the 10th-century Nikephoros II Phokas. Besides being a masculine personal name, it was also a title borne by the goddess Athena.
NIKETAS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικητης (niketes) meaning "winner, victor". Saint Niketas was a 4th-century bishop of Remesiana in Serbia. He is a patron saint of Romania.
NIKHIL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NIKHILA f Indian, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of NIKHIL.
NIKI (1) f Greek
Modern Greek form of NIKE.
NIKI (2) f English
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NIKIAS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory". This was the name of an Athenian general who fought in the Peloponnesian war.
NIKICA m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NIKIFOR m Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of NIKEPHOROS.
NIKITA (1) m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian form of NIKETAS. This form is also used in Ukrainian and Belarusian alongside the more traditional forms Mykyta and Mikita.
NIKITA (2) f Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit निकेत (niketa) meaning "house, habitation".
NIKITHA f Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Southern Indian variant of NIKITA (2).
NIKKI f English
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NIKLAUS m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of NICHOLAS.
NIKLĀVS m Latvian
Latvian variant form of NICHOLAS.
NIKO m Finnish, Croatian, Slovene, Georgian, German
Finnish form of NICHOLAS, as well as a Croatian, Slovene, Georgian and German short form.
NIKODEM m Polish
Polish form of NICODEMUS.
NIKODIM m Russian
Russian form of NICODEMUS.
NIKOL f Czech, Bulgarian
Czech and Bulgarian form of NICOLE.
NIKOLA (2) f German, Polish, Czech, Slovak
German, Polish, Czech and Slovak feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAAS m Dutch
Dutch form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAI m Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Николай (see NIKOLAY).
NIKOLAJ m Danish, Slovene
Danish and Slovene form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAJS m Latvian
Latvian form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAO m Esperanto
Esperanto form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAS m Greek, English
Variant of NIKOLAOS (Greek) or NICHOLAS (English).
NIKOLAUS m German
German form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLAY m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NICHOLAS. A notable bearer was the Russian novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852).
NIKOLČE m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLCHE m Macedonian
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Николче (see NIKOLČE).
NIKOLE f Basque, English
Basque form of NICOLE, as well as an English variant.
NIKOLETA f Greek, Bulgarian, Slovak
Greek, Bulgarian and Slovak form of NICOLETTE.
NIKOLETT f Hungarian
Hungarian form of NICOLETTE.
NIKOLETTA f Hungarian, Greek
Hungarian and Greek form of NICOLETTA.
NIKOLINA f Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian feminine form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLLË m Albanian
Albanian form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOLOZ m Georgian
Georgian form of NICHOLAS.
NIKOMACHOS m Ancient Greek
Means "battle of victory" from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory" and μαχη (mache) meaning "battle".
NIKOMEDES m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory" and μηδομαι (medomai) meaning "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, a priest beaten to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods.
NIKON m Ancient Greek, Russian
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory".
NIKORA m & f Maori
Maori form of NICHOLAS or NICOLE.
NIKOS m Greek
Greek short form of NIKOLAOS.
NIKOSTRATOS m Ancient Greek
Means "army of victory" from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory" and στρατος (stratos) meaning "army". This was the name of a Roman saint martyred during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 3rd century.
NIKŠA m Croatian
Diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NIKUSHA m Georgian
Diminutive of NIKOLOZ.
NİL f Turkish
From the Turkish name for the Nile River, derived from Greek Νειλος (Neilos), possibly of Semitic origin meaning "river".
NIL m Catalan, Russian (Rare)
Catalan and Russian form of NEILOS (and also of the Nile River). This name was borne by a 15th-century Russian saint, Nil Sorsky.
NILA f Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NILAM f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NILAS m Sami
Sami form of NILS.
NILDA f Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of BRUNILDA.
NILES m English
From a surname that was derived from the given name NEIL.
NILI f Hebrew
Acronym of the phrase נצח ישׂראל לא ישׁקר (Netzach Yisrael Lo Yishaker) meaning "the eternity of Israel will not lie". This phrase appears in the Old Testament in 1 Samuel 15:29. It was used as the name of a Jewish spy network in Palestine during World War I.
NILIMA f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NILO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of NEILOS (and also of the Nile River).
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