Nicola name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: English, German, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: n(i)-co-la
Meaning: Victor of the People and People's Victory
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What does Nicola mean?

Customary Nicola's origin is Old Greek is used in Italian, Norwegian, English, Danish, German, Finnish and Swedish, meaning of Nicola is "Victory and People or People's Victory" is used as a unisex name .

Nicola is effeminate variant of Nicolaus. Nicolaus is form of pious and prominent Nicholas. Nicolaus is form of Nikolaos in Latin language. Trendy Nicolaus's origin is Old Greek, meaning of Nicolaus is "Victory of the People"..

It is celebrated on 6 December.

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How do I pronounce Nicola?

Three syllabled Nicola is most commonly pronounced as n(i)-co-la.

Variants of Nicola

Caline, Coletta, Colette, Nicole, Necole, Nicolaus, Nicholas, Nikolaos, Nicolai, Calynne, Colene, Nicolette, Nycole, Alexisnicole, Nicolemarie, Collin, Kolja, Nicolas, Lae, Nikolai

Nicknames for Nicola

Here is the list of Probable nicknames for the name Nicola:

How popular is the name Nicola?

Nicola is a popular in England and Wales where over 4826 new-borns have been given the name since 1996. Recently the name is rising, in 1996, the moniker grabbed the 87th spot and 629 baby girls were given the name.

In addition to that, the name has been in the top 100 baby names 1 times Also, Nicola was a popular name in Italy. Over 37315 babies have been given the name in 20 years.

When at its peak in 1999, 2792 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 22nd position. However after 20 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still dominating the charts.

In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 50 baby names 20 times

A common name in United States with over 7752 new-borns have been given the name since 1908.

Recently the moniker is on a rise, in 1972, it ranked 760th when 183 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls. Also, Nicola was a common name in Ireland. Over 8051 babies have been named Nicola since 1964.

At its zenith in 1986,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 56 years. Also, A common name in Switzerland having over 2023 recievers in 21 years of usage.

Recently the moniker is on a rise, in 2000, 195 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 33rd position. Also, Nicola used to be a common name in New South Wales, first appeared in 1991 and over 480 babies have been given the name in 5 years.

When at its peak in 1992,. After 5 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts.

Nicola is a unique baby name in France, it has been in use since 1956 and was able to reach the top 600 names.

In 1962, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 583 on boy names chart when 38 babies were named Nicola. Over 1069 babies in France have been named Nicola. Also, in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 300 names.

In 1999, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 293 on boy names chart when 36 babies were named Nicola. Over 578 people have been named Nicola in Belgium. Also, during its short run of just 3 years in Queensland, it had made it to the top 100 names.

In 1991, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 84 on girl names chart when 49 babies were named Nicola. Over 146 babies in Queensland have been named Nicola.

However things change on global perspective, Nicola is extremely popular in England where every 1 in 300 have the name.

Also the baby name is popular in Scotland, Germany, Wales, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Lebanon, Canada and Brazil. At least, 700000 people globally have carried Nicola as their given name according to our estimate.

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Nicola in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Nicola

You are very smart and calculative. When it comes to yourself, you are the most self-critical person ever. You can't stand injustice. Relax, no one is forcing you to do things as other people do it. In order to gain more than you already have, you need to take uncalculated risks and see where they take you. Your weird habit of enjoying melancholy helps you express more creatively and develop into a better version of yourself.

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Famous people named Nicola

  • Nicola Stilo, jazz and pop instrumentalist
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  • Nicola Porpora, Italian composer and teacher of singing of the Baroque era
  • Nicola Salerno, Italian lyricist
  • Nicola Fabrizi, Italian patriot, born at Sassi
  • Nicola Vicentino, Italian music theorist and composer of the Renaissance
  • Nicola Fago, Italian Baroque composer and teacher
  • Nicola Willoughby, English model from Lincolnshire
  • Nicola Logroscino, Italian composer who is best known for his operas
  • Nicola LeFanu, British composer, academic, lecturer and director
  • Nicola Terrenato, Italian scholar of ancient Italy
  • Nicola Montani, conductor, composer, arranger
  • Nicola Napoli, President of Artkino Pictures, Inc
  • Nicola Sabbatini, Italian architect of the Baroque
  • Nicola Chetta, Arbëresh writer and priest
  • Nicola Vaccai, Italian composer, particularly of operas
  • Nicola Pellegrini, artist, curator
  • Nicola Chiaromonte, Italian activist and author
  • Nicola Coleti, Italian Catholic priest and historian
  • Nicola Antonio Stigliola, Italian philosopher, printer, architect
  • Nicola Perscheid, German photographer
  • Nicola Salvi, Italian architect; among his few projects completed is the famous Trevi fountain
  • Nicola Avancini, Italian Jesuit cleric and ascetical writer
  • Nicola Martinucci, Italian opera singer
  • Nicola Zingarelli, Italian philologist
  • Nicola Palazzo, Italian writer
  • Nicola, important First Nations political figure
  • Nicola da Urbino, has traditionally been designated as the Italian ceramicist
  • Nicola Zaccaria, Greek bass
  • Nicola Rescigno, Italian-American conductor
  • Nicola Peccheneda, Italian painter of Campania and Basilicata
  • Nicola Monaghan, English novelist and author of 'The Killing Jar'
  • Nicola de la Haie, English landowner and administrator
  • Nicola Browne, New Zealand cricketer
  • Nicola Malinconico, Neapolitan painter of the late-Baroque
  • Nicola Filotesio, Italian painter
  • Nicola Sartori, Italian rower
  • Nicola Guarino, Italian computer scientist and researcher
  • Nicola Francesco Haym, Italian opera librettist, composer
  • Nicola Campogrande, Italian composer, also a music journalist
  • Nicola Bettoli, Italian architect
  • Nicola Capocci, Italian Cardinal
  • Nicola Abbagnano, Italian existential philosopher
  • Nicola Pellow, was one of the nineteen members of the 'WWW Project' at CERN working with Tim Berners-Lee
  • Nicola Cabibbo, (10 April 1935 – 16 August 2010
  • Nicola Grimaldi I, was born at the Castello della Pietra, Naples
  • Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politician serving as the fifth and current First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party since November 2014
  • Nicola Griffith, British-American novelist, essayist, and teacher
  • Nicola Barker, English novelist and short story writer
  • Nicola Larini, Italian racing driver
  • Nicola Calipari, Italian major general and SISMI military intelligence officer
  • Nicola Roberts, English singer and songwriter
  • Nicola Bryant, English actress
  • Nicola Zingaretti, Italian politician


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  6. Istat – Istituto nazionale di statistica,
  7. Office fédéral de la statistique,
  8. Queensland Government - Open Data Portal,
  9. NSW Government,
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