Nikolai name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Nikolai

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  1. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Nikolai is of Russian origin and means "victory of the people".
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  1. A city in Alaska.
  2. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Николай (Nikolaj, “Nicholas”).

Nikolai was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Finnish, and Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Nikolai

Notable Persons Named Nikolai

Nikolai Yezhov

Nikolai Yezhov was a Candidate member of the 17th Politburo, Member of the 17th Secretariat, Candidate member of the17th Politburo, and Member of the17th Secretariat. Nikolai was born on May 1st, 1895 in Saint Petersburg. He breathed his last breath on February 4th, 1940.

Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol was a writer. His ongoing career started in 1840. Nikolai was given the name Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol on March 31st, 1809 in Sorochyntsi, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire. He died on March 4th, 1852.

Nikolai Bukharin

Nikolai Bukharin was a Full member of the 13th , 14th , 15th Politburo, Candidate member of the 8th , 9th , 10th , 11th , 12th Politburo, Full member of the13th , 15th Politburo, Candidate member of the8th , and 12th Politburo. Nikolai was born on October 9th, 1888 in Moscow. He breathed his last breath on March 15th, 1938.

Nikolai Volkoff

Nikolai Volkoff is a wrestler. Nikolai was born on October 14th, 1947 in Socialist Republic of Croatia.

Nikolai Bulganin

Nikolai Bulganin was a Chairman of the Council of Ministers, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Russian SFSR, Full member of the 18th , 19th , 20th Politburo, Candidate member of the 18th Politburo, Member of t. His military service ended in 1949. Nikolai was born on June 11th, 1895 in Nizhny Novgorod. He died on February 24th, 1975.

Nikolai Fraiture

Nikolai Fraiture is an indie rock, garage rock, post-punk revival, and new wave music musician. He plays Fender Jazz Bass. He was most prominent from 1998 to present. Nikolai was given the name Nikolai Philippe Fraiture on November 13th, 1978 in New York City, New York, U.S. Nikolai is also known as Nickel Eye.

  • Nikolai Kinski
  • Nikolai Lobachevsky
  • Nikolai Vavilov
  • Nikolai Dmitrievich Miloslavsky
    Chancellor of the IML
  • Nikolai Berdyaev
  • Nikolai Ryzhkov
    Member of the State Duma
  • Nikolai Kondratiev
  • Nikolai Leskov
  • Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich
    Military Person
  • Nikolai Morozov
  • Nikolai Podgorny
    Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union
  • Nikolai Khabibulin
    Soccer Player
  • Mykola Azarov
    14th Prime Minister of Ukraine
  • Nikolai Alexandrovich Kulikovsky

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nikolai

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nikolai

Prince Nikolai

Prince Nikolai is royalty. He holds the title Count of Monpezat. Prince was born as the child of Prince Joachim of Denmark, Alexandra, and Countess of Frederiksborg on August 28th, 1999 in Rigshospitalet.

Alexi Nikolai

Alexi Nikolai is a comics character.


Common last names for Nikolai

Common first names for Nikolai

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nikolai U.S.
  White 91.31% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.99% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nikolai

People with the last name Nikolai are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nikolai

  • How Popular is the name Nikolai? Nikolai is the 2,967th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nikolai was the 32,710th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nikolai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,954 babies born with the first name Nikolai in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nikolai to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nikolai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nikolai first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nikolai is Sunday, May 9th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Nikolai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nikolai was in 2016 with a total of 638 babies.
  • Random Nikolai Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nikolai is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 16 babies in California have the same name in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Nikolai: The name spelled backwards is Ialokin. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Inakloi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nikolai? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 702 people with the last name Nikolai.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nikolai? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nikolai as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Nikolai name meaning

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