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Gender Feminine or Masculine
Language(s) Slavic
Word/name Greek
Meaning victory of the people (from Nikolaos)
Region of origin Southeastern Europe
Other names
Nickname(s) Niko
Derived Nikolaos
Related names Miklos, Mikołaj, Mikuláš, Nicholas, Nicola, Nicolas, Nikolaos, Nicolau, Nicolay, Niccolò, Nikolay, Nikolaj, Nick, Nico, Nicolina, Nicole
Popularity see popular names

Nikola (, Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: ) is a unisex given name, derived from Greek Nikolaos (Νικόλαος), common in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, the Czech Republic and Slovenia. Besides the name "Nikola", in Macedonia there is a name "Nikolče" (Николче), which is a diminutive of the name "Nikola". In Poland, it is used as a female name, as is done with Nicola in the UK and Germany.


Fictional characters

  • Doctor Nikola, a fictional supervillain in works of Guy Boothby
  • Nikola, a Call of Duty zombie character.

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