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Nicole

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Victory of the People
  • #100 All Time
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63k Nichole (American)
8k Nicola (English)
6k Nicolle (French)
6k Nikolai (Russian)
< 1k Nichola (English)
< 1k Nicholai (Slavic)
< 1k Nikkol (American)

How popular is the baby name Nicole in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1937 9 9 0
1938 7 7 0
1939 12 12 0
1940 25 25 0
1941 32 32 0
1942 69 69 0
1943 89 89 0
1944 58 58 0
1945 61 61 0
1946 80 80 0
1947 66 66 0
1948 68 68 0
1949 69 69 0
1950 89 89 0
1951 94 94 0
1952 103 103 0
1953 119 119 0
1954 110 110 0
1955 119 119 0
1956 153 153 0
1957 141 141 0
1958 180 180 0
1959 204 204 0
1960 243 243 0
1961 278 273 5
1962 569 564 5
1963 653 653 0
1964 837 832 5
1965 907 898 9
1966 2,038 2,030 8
1967 2,781 2,773 8
1968 3,093 3,085 8
1969 7,247 7,216 31 #47 girl name
1970 10,743 10,692 51 #30 girl name
1971 10,478 10,430 48 #27 girl name
1972 15,827 15,753 74 #10 girl name
1973 13,981 13,922 59 #11 girl name
1974 13,167 13,111 56 #11 girl name
1975 14,337 14,273 64 #10 girl name
1976 14,520 14,457 63 #13 girl name
1977 15,327 15,253 74 #15 girl name
1978 17,350 17,272 78 #10 girl name
1979 19,579 19,509 70 #9 girl name
1980 20,004 19,918 86 #7 girl name
1981 20,399 20,314 85 #7 girl name
1982 21,787 21,703 84 #6 girl name
1983 22,480 22,394 86 #7 girl name
1984 22,339 22,264 75 #7 girl name
1985 23,040 22,963 77 #7 girl name
1986 21,368 21,283 85 #7 girl name
1987 20,358 20,282 76 #8 girl name
1988 20,370 20,311 59 #9 girl name
1989 19,131 19,024 107 #12 girl name
1990 17,992 17,950 42 #13 girl name
1991 16,078 16,046 32 #15 girl name
1992 16,358 16,321 37 #14 girl name
1993 16,219 16,179 40 #13 girl name
1994 16,050 16,011 39 #11 girl name
1995 12,298 12,276 22 #19 girl name
1996 11,151 11,132 19 #22 girl name
1997 10,761 10,744 17 #21 girl name
1998 9,920 9,911 9 #24 girl name
1999 9,536 9,514 22 #25 girl name
2000 8,580 8,559 21 #31 girl name
2001 7,830 7,816 14 #36 girl name
2002 6,989 6,972 17 #37 girl name
2003 6,240 6,227 13 #40 girl name
2004 5,755 5,738 17 #43 girl name
2005 4,996 4,984 12 #56 girl name
2006 4,331 4,318 13 #74 girl name
2007 3,873 3,864 9 #86 girl name
2008 3,291 3,286 5
2009 2,771 2,764 7
2010 2,562 2,562 0
2011 2,658 2,653 5
2012 2,651 2,651 0
2013 3,349 3,341 8 #91 girl name
2014 2,524 2,524 0
2015 2,106 2,106 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Nicole baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 584,057 babies born with the name Nicole in the United States. That's more than enough Nicoles to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1937 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Nicole" was in 1985 with a total of 22,963 babies. (That's a lot of baby Nicoles)

According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nicole" ranks #20 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 330 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1987. Across the entire United States a total of 20,358 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Nicole" mean? The list below shows the origins of Nicole as well as things modernly associated with the name Nicole such as celebrities named Nicole.

Origin and Meaning of Nicole

The name "Nicole" is of French origin, and it means "Victory of the People". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1983 to present. Nicole was born in 1967 as Nicole Mary Kidman in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

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Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger is a singer o songwriter o dancer o actress o television personality o philanthropist o fashion designer o record producer specializing in R&B o pop o hip hop o dance music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Nicole was born in 1978 as Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is a television personality, actress, fashion designer, and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Nicole was born in 1981 as Nicole Camille Escovedo in Berkeley, California, U.S.

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Nicole Eggert

Nicole Eggert is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1979 to present. Nicole was born in 1972 as Nicole Elizabeth Eggert in Glendale, California, U.S.

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Nicole Ari Parker

Nicole Ari Parker is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Nicole was born in 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

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Nicole DeHuff

Nicole DeHuff is an actress. Nicole was born in 1974 as Nicole Renee DeHuff in Antlers, Oklahoma, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Nicole

Nicole Curtis
Nicole Miller
Nicole Murphy
Nicole Wallace
Nicole Barr

Alternative Meanings

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

I is for ideals, no higher!

C is for caring, your finest trait.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

Your name in reverse order is "Elocin". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Icnleo". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Nicole born Oct 8, 1960

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Korea approximately on 650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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