Nicole, of course, was a staple of 80s naming, and surprisingly, isn't too far out of the Top 100 today. Nicolette & Nicola are pretty recognizable variants, but what else can lead to Nicki?
(I also have to say, how amazed I am--whenever I do one of these posts, I discover some great names that really could work for previous UNUNs!)
- Adonika (ah-DOH-nee-kah, Swedish)--feminine of Adonis
- Ainikki (EYE-neek-kee, Finnish)
- Andronika (ahn-DRON-ee-kah, Greek)
- Annika (AHN-nee-kah, Scandinavian)--form of Anna/Hannah. Other forms include Anniken (AHN-nee-ken, Norwegian), and Annikki (AHN-neek-kee, Finnish).
- Arnika (AHR-nee-kah, Scandinavian--from Germanic, "eagle" [coincides with German & Polish arnika, cognate of the plant arnica]
- Aunikki (OW-neek-kee, Finnish)--form of Agnes
- Dominika (doh-MEE-nee-kah, Czech, Russian, Slovak; doh-mee-NEE-kah, Polish)--feminine of Dominic. Another form is Domnika (DOM-nee-kah, Macedonian).
- Enikő (EN-ee-koo, Hungarian)
- Hennika (HEN-nee-kah, Scandinavian)--feminine of Henry
- Jannike (YAH-nee-kah, Scandinavian)--form of Jane. Other forms include Janneke (Dutch) and Jannicke (Norwegian).
- Mainikki (MYE-neek-kee, Finnish)--"wonderful"
- Nicaia (NEE-kah-yah, [Ancient] Greek)
- Nicolaia (NEE-koh-lah-yah, Danish)--Another form of Nicole. Also spelled Nikolaia.
- Nicolina (nee-koh-LEE-nah, Italian)--And another form of Nicole. Also spelled Nikolina.
- Nikhila (NIK-hil-ah, Hindi)
- Nikita (nee-KEE-tah, English, Scandinavian)--from Greek via Russian, "unconquerable"
- Veronika (veh-RON-ih-kah, veh-roh-NEE-kah, vehr-OH-nee-kah)--also spelled Veronica.