Nikola

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3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
194
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nikola

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Alt. Meaning

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

I is for infinite, are your possibilities

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

L is for life, that you live so well.

A is for accountable, someone to be counted on

Notable Persons Named Nikola

Nikola was born on July 10th, 1856 in Smiljan, Austrian Empire. He left this life on January 7th, 1943.

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Nikola Jokić is a basketball player for the Denver Nuggets and KK Mega Basket in the National Basketball Association. They have had major accomplishments since 2012. Nikola was born on February 19th, 1995 in Sombor.

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Nikola Maksimović is a soccer player for the Torino F.C., FK Sloboda Užice, Red Star Belgrade, Serbia national under-19 football team, Serbia national under-21 football team, and Serbia national football team. Nikola was born on November 25th, 1991 in Bajina Bašta.

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Nikola Mirotić is a basketball player for the Chicago Bulls, Real Madrid, → Real Madrid B, and → Palencia in the National Basketball Association. They were most prominent from 2008 to present. Nikola was born on February 11th, 1991 in Podgorica.

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Nikola Kalinić is a soccer player for the ACF Fiorentina, HNK Hajduk Split, NK Istra 1961, HNK Šibenik, Blackburn Rovers F.C., FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Croatia national under-17 football team, and Croatia national under-19 football team. Nikola was born on January 5th, 1988 in Solin.

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Nikola Peković is a basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlas, Partizan, and Panathinaikos in the National Basketball Association. They have had major accomplishments since 2003. Nikola was born on January 3rd, 1986 in Bijelo Polje.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nikola

Prince Nikola was royalty. Prince was born as the child of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Princess Olga of Greece, and Denmark on June 29th, 1928 in London. He left this life on April 12th, 1954.

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Nikola was born in Kingdom of Serbia (medieval).

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Malović Nikola is a drama and romance novel novelist and playwright. They have been prominent since 1998. Malović was born on July 8th, 1970 in Kotor.

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Popović Nikola is an athlete for the FK Zastava Kragujevac.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1948 5 5 0
1960 5 0 5
1961 7 0 7
1962 12 0 12
1964 12 5 7
1965 7 7 0
1966 15 6 9
1967 8 8 0
1968 12 5 7
1969 17 9 8
1970 29 17 12
1971 22 13 9
1972 34 20 14
1973 26 19 7
1974 27 14 13
1975 36 18 18
1976 25 11 14
1977 35 16 19
1978 33 13 20
1979 31 12 19
1980 26 7 19
1981 26 7 19
1982 37 11 26
1983 25 12 13
1984 26 8 18
1985 29 7 22
1986 12 0 12
1987 27 11 16
1988 20 0 20
1989 36 9 27
1990 39 5 34
1991 39 10 29
1992 35 10 25
1993 56 10 46
1994 62 12 50
1995 50 10 40
1996 56 15 41
1997 45 8 37
1998 56 11 45
1999 65 9 56
2000 77 13 64
2001 86 10 76
2002 69 10 59
2003 59 5 54
2004 83 10 73
2005 77 16 61
2006 82 11 71
2007 76 11 65
2008 99 11 88
2009 92 11 81
2010 97 16 81
2011 105 9 96
2012 114 12 102
2013 121 11 110
2014 133 13 120
2015 157 16 141
2016 147 17 130
2017 137 9 128

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Popularity of Nikola as a first name

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Popularity of Nikola as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nikola U.S.
  White 96.91% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nikola

People with the last name Nikola are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nikola

  • How Popular is the name Nikola? Nikola is the 5,246th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nikola was the 94,311th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nikola have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,976 babies born with the first name Nikola in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nikola to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nikola? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nikola first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nikola is Thursday, November 18th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Nikola born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nikola was in 2015 with a total of 141 babies.
  • Random Nikola Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nikola is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Nikola: Your name in reverse order is Alokin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inoakl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nikola? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 194 people with the last name Nikola.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nikola? Nikola is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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