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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nicolai

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Alt. Meaning

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for important, the search for all parts of life that are

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

L is for look, the way you look at life.

A is for attractive, inside and out

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

Notable Persons Named Nicolai

Nicolai Jørgensen is a soccer player for the F.C. Copenhagen, Skovlunde IF, Akademisk Boldklub, Brøndby IF, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Kaiserslautern, Denmark national under-19 football team, and Denmark national under-21 football team. Nicolai was born on January 15th, 1991 in Ballerup.

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Nicolai Boilesen is a soccer player for the AFC Ajax, Skovlunde IF, Brøndby IF, Jong Ajax, Denmark national under-17 football team, and Denmark national under-19 football team. Nicolai was born on February 16th, 1992 in Ballerup.

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Nicolai Brock-Madsen is a soccer player for the Birmingham City F.C., Randers Sportsklub Freja, Randers FC, and Denmark national under-19 football team. Nicolai was born on January 9th, 1993 in Randers.

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Nicolai Müller is a soccer player for the Hamburger SV, Eintracht Frankfurt, SpVgg Greuther Fürth II, SpVgg Greuther Fürth, SV Sandhausen, FSV Mainz 05, and Germany national football team. Nicolai was born on September 25th, 1987 in Lohr am Main.

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Nicolai Cleve Broch is an actor. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Nicolai was born Nicolai Cleve Broch on November 14th, 1975 in Bærum.

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Nicolai Hartmann was a philosopher. Nicolai was born on February 20th, 1882 in Riga. He died on October 9th, 1950.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nicolai

Carsten Nicolai is an electronica, glitch (music), and microsound musician. He plays Synthesizer, Electronic keyboard, Laptop, Guitar, and Percussion instrument. Carsten was born Carsten Nicolai in Chemnitz. Carsten is also known as Aleph-1, Alva Noto, and Noto.

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Georg was born on January 10th, 1812. He breathed his last breath on July 10th, 1881.

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Bruno Nicolai was a film score film score. Bruno was born on May 26th, 1926 in Italy. He left this life on August 16th, 1991.

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Walter was born on August 1st, 1873 in Braunschweig. He breathed his last breath on May 4th, 1947.

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Olaf was born in 1962 in Halle (Saale).

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Paolo was born on June 8th, 1988. Paolo is also known as Paolino", "Lino", "Ancelotti", and "Camel Trophy".

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1962 6 0 6
1969 6 0 6
1974 5 0 5
1975 10 0 10
1976 13 0 13
1977 7 0 7
1978 6 0 6
1979 7 0 7
1980 8 0 8
1981 11 0 11
1982 5 0 5
1983 15 0 15
1984 11 0 11
1985 10 0 10
1986 16 0 16
1987 9 0 9
1988 14 0 14
1989 26 0 26
1990 36 0 36
1991 22 0 22
1992 23 0 23
1993 20 0 20
1994 32 0 32
1995 41 0 41
1996 23 0 23
1997 30 0 30
1998 29 0 29
1999 28 0 28
2000 30 0 30
2001 27 0 27
2002 30 0 30
2003 45 0 45
2004 47 0 47
2005 48 0 48
2006 57 0 57
2007 50 0 50
2008 70 0 70
2009 59 0 59
2010 60 0 60
2011 49 0 49
2012 63 0 63
2013 60 0 60
2014 68 0 68
2015 78 0 78
2016 66 0 66
2017 45 0 45

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Popularity of Nicolai as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nicolai U.S.
  White 87.31% 64.26%
  African American 0.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 6.89% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nicolai

People with the last name Nicolai are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nicolai

  • How Popular is the name Nicolai? Nicolai is the 8,424th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nicolai was the 14,734th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nicolai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,421 babies born with the first name Nicolai in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nicolai to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nicolai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nicolai first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nicolai is Friday, April 28th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Nicolai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nicolai was in 2015 with a total of 78 babies.
  • Random Nicolai Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nicolai is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Nicolai: Your name in reverse order is Ialocin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Icnloia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nicolai? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,017 people with the last name Nicolai.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nicolai? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nicolai as their last name since less than 1 person in 147k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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