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584k
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464
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Nicole

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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

Fun Facts about the name Nicole

  • How many people with the first name Nicole have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 584,057 babies born with the first name Nicole in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nicole to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nicole? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1937 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Nicole first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nicole is Thursday, December 18th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Nicole born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nicole was in 1985 with a total of 22,963 babies. That's a lot of babies named Nicole!
  • Random Nicole Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nicole ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 116 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Nicole: Your name in reverse order is Elocin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iclone. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nicole? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 464 people with the last name Nicole.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nicole? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nicole as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Nicole

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  • Martin
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  • Wright
  • Miller
  • Bennett
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nicole U.S.
  White 67.67% 64.26%
  African American 12.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nicole

People with the last name Nicole are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

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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.

Borrowed from the French Nicole, the feminine form of Nicolas (“Nicholas”).

  1. A female given name.

Nicole was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Nicole

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is an actress and producer. She holds the title Come What May". Her ongoing career started in 1983. Nicole was given the name Nicole Mary Kidman on June 20th, 1967 in , Hawaii, US.

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Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger is a famous individual. She has been prominent since 2001. Nicole was given the name Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29th, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

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Nicole Brown Simpson

Nicole Brown Simpson was a leading somebody. Nicole was given the name Nicole Brown on May 19th, 1959 in Frankfurt. Nicole is also known as Nicole Brown. She passed away on June 12th, 1994.

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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is a television personality, actress, fashion designer, and author. She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Nicole was given the name Nicole Camille Escovedo by her parent Lionel Richie on September 21st, 1981 in Berkeley, California, U.S.

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Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly is an actress and author. She was most active from 2002 to present. Evangeline was given the name Nicole Evangeline Lilly on August 3rd, 1979 in Fort Saskatchewan.

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Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed is an actress, screenwriter, model, singer-songwriter, music video director, and model (people). Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Nikki was given the name Nicole Houston Reed on May 17th, 1988 in West Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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  • Nicole Johnson
    (notable somebody)
  • Snooki
    (television personality)
  • Nicole Beharie
    (actor)
  • Nikki Cox
    (actress/dancer)
  • Nicole Aniston
    (famous human)
  • Nicole Ari Parker
    (actress)
  • Nicole Sullivan
    (actress)
  • Nikki Blonsky
    (actress)
  • Nicole Arbour
    (actor)
  • Nicole Eggert
    (actress)
  • Nicole Dasilva
    (actress)
  • Nicole de Boer
    (actress)
  • Anouk Aimée
    (leading individual)
  • Nicole Gale Anderson
    (actress)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nicole

Erica, and Jaclyn Dahm Nicole

Erica, and Jaclyn Dahm Nicole is a playboy playmate. Erica, was born on December 12th, 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Britt Nicole

Britt Nicole is a musician. She has been prominent since 2004. Britt was given the name Brittany Nicole Waddell on August 2nd, 1984.

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Megan Nicole

Megan Nicole is an important person. Megan was born on September 1st, 1993 in Texas. Megan is also known as Megan Nicole Flores.

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Jasika Nicole

Jasika Nicole is an actress. She was most active from 2005 to 2005. Jasika was given the name Jasika Nicole Pruitt in 1980 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

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Jayde Nicole

Jayde Nicole is a notable person. Jayde was born on February 19th, 1986 in Toronto.

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Keira Nicole

Keira Nicole is a notable individual. Keira was born on October 30th, 1996 in California.

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What does the name Nicole mean?

Nis for narrator, tell many stories

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Cis for captive, your web of charm.

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Lis for love, your love of life!

Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

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