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Nikko is a gender-neutral name that sounds both sharp and playful on the tongue. What makes this name especially fun is that it has significance in both Slavic and Japanese cultures. Keep reading to get the scoop on this baby name.

Meaning of the name Nikko:

In Slavic cultures, Nikko is a name that means “victory of the people.” Nikko also means “daylight” in Japanese.

Slavic: Victory of the people
Greek: Victory of the people
Japanese: Daylight

Origin of the name Nikko:

Greek and Japanese. The version of Nikko that is commonly used for Slavic boys today is derived from the Ancient Greek name Nīkólāos ‎that is composed of the elements of nī́kē ‎(victory, success) and lāós (people). In Japanese culture, the name Nikko (daylight) is connected to a city called Nikko that houses a famed Buddhist temple.

Symbolism of the name Nikko:

Nikko is a symbol of strength and victory. Its Greek roots tie it to the winning of wars. The name's association with daylight in Japanese culture makes it the symbol of light, newness, and a new day dawning.

Style of the name Nikko:


Gender of the name Nikko:

Nikko actually comes from the name of a Greek goddess of victory named Nike. While Nikko is popularly used as a boy's name in Western cultures, it is fitting for both boys and girls. Similarly, Nikko's associations with both daylight and a famed city make it a common name for both boys and girls in Japan.

Pronunciation of the name Nikko:


Syllables in the name Nikko:


Emotion evoked from the name Nikko:

The name Nikko is strong, powerful, and precise.

Alternative spellings for the name Nikko:

Nico, Nicco, Nyco, Neeko

Nicknames for the name Nikko:

Nik, Nikki, Nicky

Popularity of the name Nikko:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Nikko was the 866th most popular name for boys in 1991. It cracked the top 1,000 names five times between 1989 and 1994.

Related names for the name Nikko:

Nicholas, Nicoli, Nikolas, Nickolas

Great middle names for Nikko and their meanings:

  • Brice (swift)
  • Curtis (polite)
  • Cyrus (heir)
  • David (beloved)
  • Gabriel (God is my strength)
  • Gregory (to be awake/watchful)
  • Louis (famous warrior)
  • Timothy (God's honor)
  • Trent (the flooder)

Famous people with the name Nikko:

  • Nikko Locastro (professional disc golf player)
  • Nikko Seagal Natividad (actor)
  • Nikko London (American television personality)

Nikko in movies/pop culture:

  • Nikko (head of the winged monkeys in “The Wizard of Oz”)
  • Nikko (title character in the “Great and Mighty Nikko” book)
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