|Number in U.S||👶 9,000|
|Rate in 2021||709|
|Name origin||🌍 Greek|
Meaning of name Nico:
Niko is the Slavic and Finnish short form of Nicholas. Nicholas's name is the anglicized spelling of the Greek name "Nicolas," which is derived from "nike" (victory) and "laos" (people). Nicholas came into common use in the late Middle Ages, due to the growing cult and popularity of Saint Nicholas (who lived during the 3rd and 4th centuries, in present-day Turkey). Saint Nicholas was known for his secret anonymous gift-giving and thus became the inspiration behind the Christmas tradition of Santa Claus (he was the Dutchman who developed the concept of "Saint Nicholas" in the 19th century). However, centuries before the creation of Saint Nicholas as Santa Claus, the real Saint Nicholas was highly revered among Catholics and Eastern Orthodox alike (which is why this name has enjoyed widespread international appeal). He is known as the patron saint of children (so aptly). Among the Greeks and Italians, Saint Nicholas is also considered the patron saint of sailors and was often revered as a Christianized version of the sea god Poseidon in Greek mythology. Many miracles were attributed to Saint Nicholas so it is not surprising that the name became a favorite of many Christian cultures throughout the Western world. Nicholas remains a very popular name among English speakers, but has also spawned several other variations in other languages, as well as many diminutives including Nick, Noel, Klaas, Nils, Niko and Nico (some examples). Niko is currently a Top 25 favorite boy's name in Croatia and a Top 100 in Slovenia.
Niko first appeared on the American male naming charts in 1989 and he's been fighting to stay there ever since. Clearly Niko with a “k” is playing second fiddle to Nico with a “c” and seems to be riding the crest of Nico's popularity wave (only to a lesser extent). Niko is doing better than a couple of years prior, but still below Nico's usage. American parents often swap the “c” for a “k”, and they often think of the “K” as being more Eastern and/or Northern European with the “C” being more common among Western and European Europeans. English speaking. For example Karl vs Carl. So Niko with a much more Scandinavian or Slavic "K" appearance, while Nico feels more Spanish and Italian. We also think that the “k” just names a certain harder edge.
Famous people named Niko
Niko Kapanen (American hockey player)
Nicholas "Niko" Dimitrakos (Finnish hockey player)
Niko Koutouvides (soccer player)
The characteristics of the name Niko are as follows.
They are creative and unique people. They like to see things differently. They are very determined in what they do. They like a systematic and orderly life. They love to write. They love to keep a diary.
They are very thoughtful and compassionate people. They are artistic and creative people. They are very good observers. They can be good fashion designers, writers. However, they can sometimes get into trouble from dealing with too much work. They can be voracious and starting other businesses without finishing their work may lead to their failure. They must act in a balanced and careful manner.
They are frank and optimistic people. They are people who act with emotions before logic. Their feelings are quite strong and they act with confidence. They can express themselves quite clearly. The ready answer is people. They like to live life to the fullest and enjoyment.
They are people who always keep their limits at the highest level in life. They have both intuition and perseverance. It has its own limits. They like rules and laws. Besides, they are deep-thinking people. However, they can be envious people. They can be very skeptical and pessimistic.
Acrostic Poems with the Name Niko
How it hurts you,
I see from your eyes You gave me my medicine
My heart was like broken glass