Nicola

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A feminine version of Nicholas first used in the 20th century.

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Nicola

  1. A female given name.
    • 1936 Jerrard Tickell: See How They Run. W. Heinemann 1936. page 10:
      "Come in with me, if you like. You can help me to find the child." She fumbled in her bag and found a slip of paper. "Her name is Nicola Anna Magdalene Elisabeth Stephanie Lenke." Peter laughed. "She ought to be easy to find with that lot. What do they call her for short?"
    • 2002 Meg Cabot: Nicola and the Viscount. HarperCollins 2002. ISBN 006075320X page 244:
      He had never called her by her full name so many times in a row. Usually it was Nicky, or sometimes Nick. But never Nicola. Her full name sounded very ominous coming now from Nathaniel Sheridan's lips.

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Popular in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s; in the US, Nicole was preferred.

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Nicola

  1. A female given name, a feminine form of Nikolaus used since the 1960s.
  2. A male given name occasionally borrowed from Italian Nicola.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Nicolaus, from Ancient Greek Νικόλαος (Nikólaos).

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Nicola m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Nicholas.

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