Nicole

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586k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
464
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nicole

"Nicole" is a name of French origin, and it means "Victory of the People". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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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 Named Nicole

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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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 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 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 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 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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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 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 was born on September 1st, 1993 in Texas. Megan is also known as Megan Nicole Flores.

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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 was born on February 19th, 1986 in Toronto.

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Keira was born on October 30th, 1996 in California.

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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 90 90 0
1951 93 93 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 570 565 5
1963 654 654 0
1964 836 831 5
1965 907 898 9
1966 2,038 2,030 8
1967 2,781 2,773 8
1968 3,091 3,083 8
1969 7,246 7,215 31 #47 girl name
1970 10,740 10,689 51 #30 girl name
1971 10,478 10,430 48 #27 girl name
1972 15,825 15,751 74 #10 girl name
1973 13,983 13,924 59 #11 girl name
1974 13,169 13,113 56 #11 girl name
1975 14,340 14,276 64 #10 girl name
1976 14,517 14,454 63 #13 girl name
1977 15,325 15,251 74 #15 girl name
1978 17,351 17,273 78 #10 girl name
1979 19,581 19,511 70 #9 girl name
1980 20,004 19,918 86 #7 girl name
1981 20,399 20,314 85 #7 girl name
1982 21,789 21,705 84 #6 girl name
1983 22,482 22,396 86 #7 girl name
1984 22,337 22,262 75 #7 girl name
1985 23,042 22,965 77 #7 girl name
1986 21,370 21,285 85 #7 girl name
1987 20,358 20,282 76 #8 girl name
1988 20,370 20,311 59 #9 girl name
1989 19,134 19,027 107 #12 girl name
1990 17,992 17,950 42 #13 girl name
1991 16,081 16,049 32 #15 girl name
1992 16,360 16,323 37 #14 girl name
1993 16,218 16,178 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 8,582 8,561 21 #31 girl name
2001 7,829 7,815 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 4,998 4,986 12 #56 girl name
2006 4,331 4,318 13 #74 girl name
2007 3,875 3,866 9 #86 girl name
2008 3,293 3,288 5
2009 2,774 2,767 7
2010 2,563 2,563 0
2011 2,658 2,653 5
2012 2,651 2,651 0
2013 3,352 3,344 8 #91 girl name
2014 2,528 2,528 0
2015 2,108 2,108 0
2016 1,941 1,941 0

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Popularity of Nicole as a first name

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Popularity of Nicole as a last name

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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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Fun Facts about the name Nicole

  • How Popular is the name Nicole? Nicole is the 100th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nicole was the 45,959th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nicole have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 586,029 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 22,965 babies. That's a lot of babies named Nicole!
  • Random Nicole Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nicole ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 47 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1979.
  • 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 Ienolc. 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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  • 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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