in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Victory of the People
  • #100 All Time
Similar Names
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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
19697,2487,21731#47 girl name
197010,74310,69251#30 girl name
197110,47610,42848#27 girl name
197215,82615,75274#10 girl name
197313,98013,92159#11 girl name
197413,16713,11156#11 girl name
197514,33814,27464#10 girl name
197614,51914,45663#13 girl name
197715,32615,25274#15 girl name
197817,34817,27078#10 girl name
197919,57919,50970#9 girl name
198020,00219,91686#7 girl name
198120,39720,31285#7 girl name
198221,78821,70484#6 girl name
198322,47822,39286#7 girl name
198422,33922,26475#7 girl name
198523,03522,95877#7 girl name
198621,37121,28685#7 girl name
198720,35720,28176#8 girl name
198820,36920,31059#9 girl name
198919,12919,022107#12 girl name
199017,99217,95042#13 girl name
199116,07716,04532#15 girl name
199216,35716,32037#14 girl name
199316,21916,17940#13 girl name
199416,05016,01139#11 girl name
199512,29812,27622#19 girl name
199611,15111,13219#22 girl name
199710,76010,74317#21 girl name
19989,9209,9119#24 girl name
19999,5359,51322#25 girl name
20008,5808,55921#31 girl name
20017,8277,81314#36 girl name
20026,9896,97217#37 girl name
20036,2406,22713#40 girl name
20045,7565,73917#43 girl name
20054,9954,98312#56 girl name
20064,3304,31713#74 girl name
20073,8723,8639#86 girl name
20133,3463,3388#92 girl name

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 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nicole" ranks #52 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 10 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1996. Across the entire United States a total of 11,151 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


Alternative Meanings

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

L is for loyalty, that you show.

E is for elegant, born within you.

Your name in reverse order is "Elocin". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Neocli". 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 May 1, 2014

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 Arctic approximately on 1750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

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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