Nicole pronounced Ni-kohl is a popular name of Greek origin. It is the feminine version of Nicholas in French and means victory or victorious people. It is believed to be derived from Nike the Greek Goddess of victory and its original Greek form was Nicola. The name has a number of country-specific variants like Nicole or Nicolette in France, Nicola in Greece and Italy and Nikita in Russia. Some other forms are Collette, Nicol, Nicosia and Nikki. Actress Nicole Kidman and singer Nicolette Larson have popularized the name in recent times
There are over 2.7 million people with this name world wide.