Nicole is a baby name that is timeless. It is a French name that has roots in Greek mythology. Nicole has been popular for 80 years and has been used as the names of countless characters in television shows, movies, and books in that time.

Meaning of the name Nicole:

Greek: victory of the people

Origin of the name Nicole:

Nicole is the French feminine form of the name Nicolas. It can be traced back to the Classical Greek name Nike. Nike was the Greek goddess of victory. Nicole is a commonly used baby name in France, the United States, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Symbolism of the name Nicole:

Nicole as a name is associated with the Greek goddess Nike and is associated with wings, palm branches, and a crown as symbols of victory.

Baby name Nicole

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Gender of the name Nicole:

Nicole is the French feminine form of the name Nicolas.

Pronunciation of the name Nicole:

NEE-KAWL (French), ni-KOL (English, Dutch), nee-KAWL (German)

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Emotion evoked from the name Nicole:

Nicole evokes feelings of refinement and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Nicole:

Nichole, Nikole, Nikol

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Popularity of the name Nicole:

According to the Social Security Administration, Nicole has remained popular as a girl’s name since 1942. Popularity of the name peaked in the 1980’s when it ranked in the top 10 names every year.

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Famous people with the name Nicole:

  • Nicole Kidman (American actress)
  • Nicole Brossard (French-Canadian poet & novelist)
  • Nicole Maines (American actress & activist)
  • Nicole Fox (American model)
  • Nicole Richie (American fashion designer & actress)

Nicoles in popular culture:

  • Nicole Wallace (TV, “The Young and the Restless”)
  • Nicole Diver (literature, Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  • Nicole Maris (movies, Drive Me Crazy (1999))
  • Nicole (TV, “Family Guy”)