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Boy Name: Nick

Name: Nick
Pronunciation: \n(i)-ck\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Japanese
Related Names: Dominic
Sounds Like: Nik, Nic
Variant forms: Nicco, Nico, Nickson, Nicky, Nikki, Nikko, Niko, Nikos, Nixon, Nykko
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 308
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 9415


Nick \n(i)-ck\ as a boy's name is pronounced nik. It is of English origin. Short form of Nicholas. Mythology: the name Nicholas refers to Nike (NYK-kee), the Greek goddess of victory. Nikki and Nikko are also Japanese surnames with the potential meanings "two trees" and "daylight".

Nick has 10 variant forms: Nicco, Nico, Nickson, Nicky, Nikki, Nikko, Niko, Nikos, Nixon and Nykko.

For more information, see also the related name Dominic.

Baby names that sound like Nick are Nik and Nic.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Nick.


Nick is a very popular first name for men (#308 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#9415 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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