Girl name origins & meanings
- Greek : Night
Girl name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English, German, and Dutch : patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas (German Nikolaus).
- Irish (County Limerick) : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Nioceais ‘son of Nicholas’, which was taken by some Limerick families named Woulfe.
- German (southern and Upper Rhine) : from a nickname from Middle High German nickes(e), nixe ‘water sprite’.