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Nicola is a stunning and distinctive baby name. Hailing as a beautiful baby name for girls in the English-speaking world, the Nicola is also a distinguished name for males in other parts of the globe. Nicola King is the name of a character in the Emmerdale series, and Nicola West is a character in the Neighbours series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the Name Nicola

Nicola is a feminine version of the name Nicholas. This name originates from the Greek phrase Νικόλαος (Nikolaos) and means “victory of the people.” In the English-speaking world, Nicola is primarily a female name. However, the Nikola spelling variation is a common male name in Europe and in other parts of the world.

Nicola is a derivative of the name Nicholas (meaning “victory of the people”). The name derived from the Greek word nikē (meaning “victory”) and the Greek element laos (meaning “people”). In Greek culture, the symbol of victory was the laurel wreath.

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Nicknames for Nicola

The name Nicola evokes feelings of vision and virtuosity. If you're looking for a nickname for the Nicola in your life, we've compiled a list of nicknames to help you get started. However, feel free to create a nickname unique to their personality.

Nicola Name Details

Style: Classic

Gender: Neutral

Pronunciation: NIK-oh-luh

Syllables: Three

Alternative Spelling for Nicola

  • Nikola
  • Nichola
  • Necola

Nicola Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration index, Nicola was the 4,329th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

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Great Middle Names for Nicola and Their Meanings

  • Anis (friendly, genial, pure)
  • Beryl (green gemstone)
  • Carmen (song, garden, truth, poetry)
  • Dale (small valley)
  • Georgine (farmer, earth worker)
  • Harlow (army hill)
  • Justine (just, fair, righteous)
  • Kyrie (Lord have mercy)
  • Rhonwen (slender, fair, joy, bliss)
  • Shreya (fortunate, auspicious, superior)
  • Whitney (white island)

Famous People Named Nicola

  • Nicola Virginia Adams (boxer)
  • Nicola Claire Blackwood (politician)
  • Nicola Vicars “Nikki” Coghill (actress)
  • Nicola “Nic” Haste (YouTube personality)
  • Nicola“Nikki” Frost Holland (photographer and mother of actor Tom Holland)
  • Nicola Anne Peltz (actress)
  • Nicola Faye Richards (politician)
  • Nicola Maria Roberts (singer)
  • Nicola Patricia Smith (world-champion bridge player)
  • Nicola Jane Walker (actress)
  • Nicola King (character in the Emmerdale series)
  • Nicola Sparks (heroine of Nicola and the Viscount by Meg Cabot)
  • Nicola West (character in the Neighbours series)
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