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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)
5k Nikolai (Russian)
< 1k Nichola (English)
< 1k Nicholai (Slavic)
< 1k Nikkol (American)

How popular is the 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 242 242 0
1961 277 272 5
1962 569 564 5
1963 652 652 0
1964 837 832 5
1965 906 897 9
1966 2,039 2,031 8
1967 2,780 2,772 8
1968 3,092 3,084 8
1969 7,248 7,217 31 #47 girl name
1970 10,743 10,692 51 #30 girl name
1971 10,476 10,428 48 #27 girl name
1972 15,826 15,752 74 #10 girl name
1973 13,980 13,921 59 #11 girl name
1974 13,167 13,111 56 #11 girl name
1975 14,338 14,274 64 #10 girl name
1976 14,519 14,456 63 #13 girl name
1977 15,326 15,252 74 #15 girl name
1978 17,348 17,270 78 #10 girl name
1979 19,579 19,509 70 #9 girl name
1980 20,002 19,916 86 #7 girl name
1981 20,397 20,312 85 #7 girl name
1982 21,788 21,704 84 #6 girl name
1983 22,478 22,392 86 #7 girl name
1984 22,339 22,264 75 #7 girl name
1985 23,035 22,958 77 #7 girl name
1986 21,371 21,286 85 #7 girl name
1987 20,357 20,281 76 #8 girl name
1988 20,369 20,310 59 #9 girl name
1989 19,129 19,022 107 #12 girl name
1990 17,992 17,950 42 #13 girl name
1991 16,077 16,045 32 #15 girl name
1992 16,357 16,320 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 10,760 10,743 17 #21 girl name
1998 9,920 9,911 9 #24 girl name
1999 9,535 9,513 22 #25 girl name
2000 8,580 8,559 21 #31 girl name
2001 7,827 7,813 14 #36 girl name
2002 6,989 6,972 17 #37 girl name
2003 6,240 6,227 13 #40 girl name
2004 5,756 5,739 17 #43 girl name
2005 4,995 4,983 12 #56 girl name
2006 4,330 4,317 13 #74 girl name
2007 3,872 3,863 9 #86 girl name
2008 3,290 3,285 5
2009 2,770 2,763 7
2010 2,561 2,561 0
2011 2,658 2,653 5
2012 2,650 2,650 0
2013 3,346 3,338 8 #92 girl name
2014 2,511 2,511 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Nicole? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 581,900 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 22,958 babies. (That's a lot of baby Nicoles)

According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nicole" ranks #35 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 15 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1995. Across the entire United States a total of 12,298 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.

French

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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Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed is an actress, screenwriter, model, and singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Nikki was born in 1988 as Nicole Houston Reed in West Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly is an actress and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Evangeline was born in 1979 as Nicole Evangeline Lilly in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.

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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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Snooki

Snooki is a television personality, dancer, and professional wrestler with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Snooki was born in 1988 as Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi in Santiago, Chile.

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Alternative Meanings

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

I is for ideals, no higher!

C is for congenial, your pleasing way.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

L is for lucky, who is more?

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

Your name in reverse order is "Elocin". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Niocle". 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 Jul 8, 1971

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Eastern Australia approximately on 1775. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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