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neko

DIMINUTIVE OF:
nicholas, nicole
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
Nī́Kē ‎LāóS > NīKóLāOS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
Nī́Kē ‎(νῑ́κη) LāóS (λᾱός) NīKóLāOS ‎(Νῑκόλᾱος)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Nīkólāos ‎(Νῑκόλᾱος)”, composed of two elements: “nī́kē ‎(νῑ́κη)” (victory, success) plus “lāós (λᾱός)” (people, people assembled). In turn the name means “victory of the people”. The Eastern Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Anglican Churches celebrate Saint Nicholas every year on December 6, which is the name day for "Nicholas". In Greece, the name and its derivatives are especially popular in maritime regions, as St. Nicholas is considered the protector saint of seafarers. Saint Nicholas was a historic 4th-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra (Demre, part of modern-day Turkey) in Lycia. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus, whose modern name comes from the Dutch Sinterklaas, itself from a series of elisions and corruptions of the transliteration of "Saint Nikolaos".
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS) / RELIGION (BISHOPS)

Usage

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
nik, nikole, nicholas, nikolas, nichole, nikkole, nicole, nickolas, nicola, nicholle, nicolle, nichola
PET & SHORT FORM
english
nicky, Nikie, Niky

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Greek - Latinized
nicolaos, nicea, nicolaus
albanian
nikol, nikoleta, nikolete, nikollë, nikolla, nikollai, niklaus
armenian
nikoghayos, nikoghos
basque
nikole, nikola
belarusian
Mikalay, mikola
breton
nicole, Nikolaz
bulgarian
nikola, nikol, nikoleta, nikolina, nikolay
catalan
nicolas, nicolau, nicole, nicolás, Nicolàs
croatian
nikola, mikula, nikoleta, nikolina, nika, mika, nikić, mikola, nikula
czech
nikola, mikulÁŠ, mikolÁŠ, mikula, nicolas, nikola, nikol, nikoleta
danish
nicolai, nik, nikole, nikola, nikolaj, niklas, nicholas, nikolas, nicolas, nichole, nicole, nikola, nikol, nickolas, nicola, nikolaus, nikoletta, nicol, niklaus, nicolaus, nikolette, nicolaj, Miklas, Nicklavs, Nickolass, Nikolai, Nicolaia, Nicolay, Nicolei, Nicolej, Nicholai, Nicholaj, Nickolai, Nickolaj, Nickolei, Nikolej
dutch
nik, nikole, nicolaas, nikolaas, nicole, nicolaus, Nicolien
esperanto
nikolao
estonian
nigul
faroese
niklas, nikolas, Niklái, Niclái
finnish
nicolai, nikole, nikola, nikolaj, niklas, nicholas, nikolas, nicolas, nichole, nicole, nikola, nikol, nicola, nikolaus, nikoletta, nicol, mikola, Miklas, Miikula, Nikolai, Nicolea, Nikulai, Mikolai
french
nicholas, nicolas, nicole
galician
nicolas, nicolau
georgian
nikoloz
german
nikole, nikola, niklas, nikolas, nicolas, nicole, nikola, nikol, nicola, nikolaus, nikoletta, nicol, niklaus, nickolaus, nicolaus, Niclas
german - swiss
niklaus
greek
Nikólaos, Nakeísa, Nikolís, nikoléta, Nikólas, Níkaia
greenlandic
nicolai, nikolaj, niklas, nicholas, nicolas, nicolaj, Nikolai, Níkulât, Nikkulaat
hungarian - magyar
nikola, miklÓs, nikolett, nikolasz, nyikoláj
icelandic
nikolas, nicolas, nicole, nikoletta, Nikulás, Sigurlás, Nikolai
irish
nicole, Nioclás
italian
nicola, nicolas, niccolÒ, nicolò, nicole, NICOLOSA, NICOLOSo, Niccoletta
latvian
nikolass, nikolajs, Niklāvs
lithuanian
Mikalojus, Nikolajus
macedonian
nikola, nikoleta, nikolina, nikolče
middle english
nichol, Nicol
norwegian
nicolai, nikole, nikola, nikolaj, niklas, nicholas, nikolas, nicolas, nichole, nicole, nikola, nikol, nickolas, nicola, nikolaus, nikoletta, nicol, nicolaj, Nikulaus, Nikuls, Nikolai, Nikolaia, Nicolea, Nikolea, Nicolay, Nekolai, Nicholai, Nicholay, Nickolai, Nickolaj, Nickolay, Nikkolai
old danish
niklas, nicolaus
old norse
nikolas, nicolaus, Nikolás, Nikulas, Nikulás
old swedish
niklas, nicolaus, niklis, niclis, nighils, Nicholao, Nycolaus, Nikulas, Nikels, Nilis
polish
nikola, nikoleta, nikolina, mikołaj
portuguese
nicolau, nicole, nice
romanian
nicolas, nicolae, neculai, nicoleta, niculae, neculae, nicolaie
russian
nikolay
sami - lapps
Nihkolávo, Nihkul
scottish
neacel, nichol, Neacal
serbian
nikola, nikolaj, nikoleta, nikolina
slovak
mikulÁŠ, mikolÁŠ, nikola
slovene
nik, nikola, nikolaj, miklavŽ, nikolina, nika, nikolče, nicolaj, Nikolaja
spanish
nicolas, nicole, nicolasa, nicolás
swedish
nicolai, nik, nikole, nikola, nikolaj, niklas, nicholas, nikolas, nicolas, nichole, nicole, nikola, nikol, nikolett, nickolas, nicola, nikolaus, nikoletta, nicol, niklaus, nicolaus, nikolette, nicolaj, niklis, niclis, Nicklaus, Niclaus, Nikolai, Nicolay, Nicholai, Nicholaj, Nicholay, Nickolai, Nickolaj, Nickolay
turkish
nikola, nikol
ukrainian
mykola, mykolai
welsh
nicole

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

9
Numerological Values:
9

A number 9 person is humane and selfless. Compassion, tolerance, idealism and sensitivity are the hallmarks of number 9. Number 9 individuals often give unselfishly to others.

Chakra Number:
9: The number of the Chakra "Pineal Gland"

The Pineal Gland is about the size of a pea, and is in the center of the brain in a tiny cave behind and above the pituitary gland which lies a little behind the root of the nose. It is located directly behind the eyes, attached to the third ventricle. This chakra is also known as the upper dan tien. The ninth chakra is an interesting chakra in that it is in this chakra that all the Christ abilities lie dormant, waiting to be released and used in the outer and inner worlds. The shift in focus at this time is toward that Christ energy and the accompanying abilities that go along with it. Hence, a great deal of work and energy is now being sent into physical reality to help the individual open up and expand this energy center.

Color meaning:

It is no surprise that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health. People who favor the color gold are optimistic. The Tibetan Buddhist believes in 5 sacred stones: the crystal for light, turquoise for infinity of sea and sky, coral for life and form, gold for the golden ray of the sun, silver for the light of the moon. Gold is intimately linked with Divinity and those gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success.

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Notable people and personalities​

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