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Variant of Nikolas. The name was borne by St. Nikolaos, a 4th-century bishop of Myra who is regarded as the patron saint of Greece and Russia and of children, sailors, and wolves. It was also borne by Nikolai Aleksandrovich (1868-1918), the last czar of Russia.
A notable bearer was Nikolai Gogol, a 19th-century Russian novelist.
From the Latin Nicolaus, a derivative of the Greek Nikolaos (victory of the people), a compound name composed of the elements nikē (victory) and laos (the people). The name was borne by St. Nicholas, a 4th-century bishop of Myra who is regarded as the patron saint of Russia and Greece, and of children, sailors, and wolves.
Nikolai Name also appears in following Origin(s): Russian, Greek, Bulgarian, Polish, Slavic
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was a heart surgeon, inventor, best-selling author, and exercise enthusiast, known for his inventions of several surgical procedures for treating heart defects from Ukraine. Born in the Russian Empire to Russian peasants, Nikolai fought in the Great Patriotic War. After the war he moved to Kiev and in 1965 wrote Thoughts on Health, selling millions of copies. He was the recipient of multiple Orders including 2 Orders of Lenin, the Order of the Patriotic war, and 2 Orders of the Red Star.