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Updated June 9, 2019

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’.

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