Nicol

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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Nicol

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One of the variant spellings of Nichol, a Middle English vernacular form of the given name Nicholas.

  1. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Nicol

He was most active from 1960 to 1997. Nicol was given the name Thomas Nicol Williamson on September 14th, 1936 in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. He died on December 16th, 2011.

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Nicol David is a squash player. Nicol was born on August 26th, 1983 in Penang, Malaysia.

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Nicol was born on October 2nd, 1992 in Innsbruck.

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She holds the title Miss Utah USA 2015 and Miss Utah USA. Nicol was given the name Nicol Elizabeth Powell in Salt Lake City.

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Nicol was born on December 25th, 1873. He left this life on January 6th, 1905.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nicol

Jimmie Nicol is a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 1960. Jimmie was given the name James George Nicol on August 3rd, 1939.

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Mary Leakey was a scientist in the field of paleoanthropology. Mary was given the name Mary Douglas Nicol on February 6th, 1913 in United Kingdom. She passed away on December 9th, 1996.

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Lesley Nicol is an actress. Lesley was born in 1953 in Manchester.

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Steve Nicol is a soccer player for the Ayr United F.C., Liverpool F.C., Notts County F.C., Sheffield Wednesday F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C., Doncaster Rovers F.C., Boston Bulldogs (soccer), Scotland national under-21 football team, and Scotland national football team. Steve was born on December 11th, 1961 in Troon.

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Simon Nicol is a rock, folk rock, and electric folk musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, Dulcimer, Synthesiser, Drums, Appalachian dulcimer, Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Fender Stratocaster, and Rickenbacker. He was most prominent from 1960 to present. Simon was given the name Simon John Breckenridge Nicol on October 13th, 1950 in Muswell Hill, London, England.

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Peter Nicol is a squash player. Peter was born on April 5th, 1973 in Inverurie.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1956 5 5 0
1962 7 7 0
1963 10 10 0
1964 17 17 0
1965 11 11 0
1966 29 29 0
1967 29 29 0
1968 57 52 5
1969 112 107 5
1970 130 125 5
1971 108 102 6
1972 114 114 0
1973 96 89 7
1974 87 87 0
1975 65 65 0
1976 68 68 0
1977 53 53 0
1978 63 63 0
1979 42 42 0
1980 45 45 0
1981 35 35 0
1982 37 37 0
1983 31 31 0
1984 18 18 0
1985 30 30 0
1986 22 22 0
1987 20 20 0
1988 23 23 0
1989 33 33 0
1990 15 15 0
1991 22 22 0
1992 21 21 0
1993 20 20 0
1994 14 14 0
1995 15 15 0
1996 17 17 0
1997 11 11 0
1998 24 24 0
1999 27 27 0
2000 31 31 0
2001 30 30 0
2002 36 36 0
2003 29 29 0
2004 39 39 0
2005 30 30 0
2006 31 31 0
2007 25 25 0
2008 28 28 0
2009 26 26 0
2010 32 32 0
2011 37 37 0
2012 24 24 0
2013 42 42 0
2014 25 25 0
2015 21 21 0
2016 16 16 0
2017 11 11 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity of Nicol as a first name

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Popularity of Nicol as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nicol U.S.
  White 90.08% 64.26%
  African American 3.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nicol

People with the last name Nicol are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nicol

  • How Popular is the name Nicol? Nicol is the 6,591st most popular name of all time. As a last name Nicol was the 6,729th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nicol have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,096 babies born with the first name Nicol in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nicol to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nicol? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1956 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nicol first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nicol is Friday, July 27th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Nicol born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nicol was in 1970 with a total of 125 babies.
  • Random Nicol Factoid: According to the 1966 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nicol is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1966.
  • Weird things about the name Nicol: Your name in reverse order is Locin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oncil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nicol? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,012 people with the last name Nicol.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nicol? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Nicol as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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