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Have you ever realized how many famous people named Nikolai there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Nikolai to show that Nikolais have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Nikolais on this list might go by Nikolay, so this list also includes famous people named Nikolay. From actors named Nikolai to athletes named Nikolai, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Nikolai. This list includes well-known Nikolais like Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian classic writer Nikolai Gogol, and Russian former ice hockey player Nikolai Khabibulin.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five. He was a master of orchestration. His best-known orchestral ...more

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Nikolai Gogol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Gogol Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was a Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer of Ukrainian ethnicity. Russian and Ukrainian scholars debate whether or not Gogol was of their respective ...more

Nikolai Khabibulin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Khabibulin Nikolai Ivanovich Khabibulin is a Russian retired professional ice hockey goaltender. He is known by his nickname The Bulin Wall He previously played for the Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, ...more

Nikolai Valuev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Valuev Nikolai Sergeyevich Valuev is a Russian former professional boxer. He is a former two-time WBA world heavyweight boxing champion, and the current record holder as the largest boxer ever to win a ...more

Nikolai Andrianov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Andrianov Nikolai Yefimovich Andrianov was a Soviet/Russian gymnast. He held the record for men for the most Olympic medals at 15 until Michael Phelps surpassed him at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. ...more

Nikolai Volkoff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Volkoff Josip Nikolai Peruzović, better known by his ring name of Nikolai Volkoff, is a professional wrestler who is best known for his performances for the World Wrestling Federation. Although the ...more

Nikolai Medtner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Medtner Nikolai Karlovich Medtner was a Russian composer and pianist. A younger contemporary of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin, he wrote a substantial number of compositions, all of which ...more

Nikolai Kapustin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Kapustin Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin is a Russian composer and pianist. Kapustin studied piano with Avrelian Rubakh and subsequently with Alexander Goldenweiser at the Moscow Conservatory. During the ...more

Nikolay Davydenko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Davydenko Nikolay Vladimirovich Davydenko is a retired Russian tennis player. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 3 in November 2006. Davydenko's best result in a Grand Slam tournament ...more

Nikolai Lugansky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Lugansky Nikolai Lugansky is a Russian pianist from Moscow. At the age of five, before he had even started to learn the piano, he learned a Beethoven piano sonata completely by ear and performed it from ...more

Nikolai Demidenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Demidenko Nikolai Anatolievich Demidenko is a Soviet-Russian-born classical pianist. Demidenko studied at the Moscow Gnessin School with Anna Kantor and at the Moscow Conservatoire under Dmitri Bashkirov. ...more

Nikolay Shvernik is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Shvernik Nikolay Mikhailovich Shvernik was a Russian politician, who was the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from March 19, 1946 until March 15, 1953. Though the titular head ...more

Nikolai Dzhumagaliev is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev Nikolai Dzhumagaliev is a Kazakh serial killer and cannibal. He was found to have killed seven women before he was caught in 1980 and it was suspected, that he may have killed more women. He was ...more

Nikolay Alekseyev is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Alekseyev Nikolay Aleksandrovich Alekseyev was the elected mayor of Moscow in 1885–1893. Alekseyev is credited with construction of the city's first sanitation system, the first pressurized water supply ...more

Nikolay Mezentsov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Mezentsov Nikolay Vladimirovich Mezentsov was a Russian statesman, adjutant general, and member of the State Council of Imperial Russia. Mezentsov began his military career in 1845. He participated in the ...more

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Nikolai Nikolaeff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Nikolaeff Nikolai Nikolaeff is an Australian actor who is best known for his roles in the television series Sea Patrol, Power Rangers: Jungle Fury and Daredevil. Nikolaeff began acting at the age of ...more

Nikolai Budarin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Budarin Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin is a Russian cosmonaut, a veteran of three extended space missions aboard the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He has also performed eight ...more

Nikolay Zimyatov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Zimyatov Nikolay Semyonovich Zimyatov, name also spelled Nikolaj Zimjatov, is one of the most successful Soviet/Russian male cross-country skiers ever. He trained at Spartak and later at the Armed Forces ...more

Nikolay Kruglov, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Kruglov, Jr. Nikolay Nikolayevich Kruglov is a retired Russian biathlete. His father, Nikolay Kruglov, was also a biathlete. Later he followed in his father's footsteps he has won a couple of medals with the ...more

Nikolai Kulemin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Kulemin Nikolay Vladimirovich Kulemin is a Russian professional ice hockey player. He is playing with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. Kulemin was selected by the Toronto Maple ...more

Nikolai Klyuev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Klyuev Nikolai Alekseevich Klyuev Russian: Николай Алексеевич Клюев, was a notable Russian poet. He was influenced by the symbolist movement, intense nationalism, and a love of Russian folklore. Born ...more

Nikolay Basov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Basov Nikolay Gennadiyevich Basov was a Soviet physicist and educator. For his fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics that led to the development of laser and maser, Basov shared the ...more

Nikolai Yezhov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Yezhov Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov or Ezhov was a Soviet secret police official under Joseph Stalin. He was head of the NKVD from 1936 to 1938, during the most severe period of Stalin's Great Purge. His ...more

Nikolay Skvortsov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Skvortsov Nikolay Valeryevich Skvortsov is a butterfly swimmer from Russia, who won a silver and a bronze medal at the 2004 European Championships in Madrid, Spain. He swam for Russia at the 2004 Summer ...more

Nikolay Bobrikov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Bobrikov Nikolay Ivanovich Bobrikov; January 27 [O.S. January 15] 1839 in St. Petersburg – June 17, 1904 in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland was a Russian soldier and politician. Bobrikov became an ...more

Nikolay Chernyshevsky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Chernyshevsky Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky was a Russian revolutionary democrat, materialist philosopher, critic, and socialist. He was the leader of the revolutionary democratic movement of the 1860s, ...more

Nikolai Fyodorovich Vatutin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Fyodorovich Vatutin Nikolai Fyodorovich Vatutin was a Soviet military commander during World War II. Vatutin was responsible for many Red Army operations in Ukraine as commander of the Southwestern front, the ...more

Nikolai Chernykh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Chernykh Nikolay Stepanovich Chernykh was a Soviet and Ukrainian astronomer. Chernykh was born in the city of Usman in Voronezh Oblast. He specialized in astrometry and the dynamics of small bodies in ...more

Nikolai Roslavets is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Roslavets Nikolai Andreevich Roslavets was a significant Ukrainian Soviet modernist composer. Roslavets was a convinced modernist and cosmopolitan thinker; his music was officially suppressed from 1930 ...more

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Nikolai Berdyaev is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Berdyaev Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev was a Russian religious and political philosopher.

Nikolay Semyonov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Semyonov Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, ForMemRS was a Russian/Soviet physicist and chemist. Semyonov was awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the mechanism of chemical

Nikolai Bukharin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Bukharin Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin was a Russian Bolshevik revolutionary, Soviet politician and prolific author on revolutionary theory. As a young man, he spent six years in exile, working closely with ...more

Nikolay Pirogov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Pirogov Nikolay Ivanovich Pirogov was a prominent Russian scientist, medical doctor, pedagogue, public figure, and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is considered to be the ...more

Nikolai Lobachevsky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Lobachevsky Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky was a Russian mathematician and geometer, known primarily for his work on hyperbolic geometry, otherwise known as Lobachevskian geometry. William Kingdon Clifford ...more

Nikolay Alexeyev is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Alexeyev Nikolay Alexandrovich Alexeyev is a Russian LGBT rights activist, lawyer and journalist. On 21 October 2010 Nikolay Alexeyev won the first ever case at the European Court of Human Rights on LGBT ...more

Nikolay Kamov is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Kamov Nikolay Ilyich Kamov was the leading constructor of the Soviet/Russian Kamov helicopter design bureau. He was born on September 14, 1902 in Irkutsk and died on November 24, 1973 in Moscow.

Nikolay Zherdev is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Zherdev Mykola Olehovych "Nikolay" Zherdev is a Ukrainian-Russian professional ice hockey right winger who is currently playing for HC Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League. He ...more

Nikolai Vavilov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Vavilov Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov ForMemRS was a prominent Russian and Soviet botanist and geneticist best known for having identified the centres of origin of cultivated plants. He devoted his life to ...more

Nikolay Mihaylov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Mihaylov Nikolay Mihaylov is a Bulgarian footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Turkish side Mersin İdmanyurdu and for the Bulgarian national team.

Nikolai Ryzhkov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Ryzhkov Nikolai Ivanovich Ryzhkov is a former Soviet official who became a Russian politician following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He served as the last Chairman of the Council of Ministers. ...more

Nikolay Madoyan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Madoyan Nikolay Madoyan is an Armenian-Jewish violinist. He is the laureate and winner of several international music competitions. He studied under Hracha Bogdanyan, Zakhar Bron, Isaac Stern and ...more

Nikolai Koltsov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Koltsov Nikolai Konstantinovich Koltsov was a Russian biologist and a pioneer of modern genetics. One of his students was Nikolay Timofeeff-Ressovsky.

Nikolai Panin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Panin Nikolai Aleksandrovich Panin-Kolomenkin was a Russian figure skater and coach. He won the gold medal in special figures in the 1908 Summer Olympics. Panin was Russia's first Olympic champion.

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Nikolay Bogolyubov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Bogolyubov Nikolay Nikolayevich Bogolyubov, also transliterated as Bogoliubov, was a Soviet mathematician and theoretical physicist known for a significant contribution to quantum field theory, classical ...more

Nikolai Gritsenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Gritsenko Nikolai Olimpievich Gritsenko was a Soviet actor of Russian-Ukrainian heritage. He appeared in 33 films between 1942 and 1978. Gritsenko also was member of the Vakhtangov Theatre company in ...more

Nikolay Kokorin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Kokorin Nikolay Kirillovich Kokorin, was one of the most successful Russian flying aces and fighter pilots during World War I, credited with five aerial victories.

Nikolay Cherkasov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolay Cherkasov Nikolay Konstantinovich Cherkasov, was a Soviet actor and a People's Artist of the Soviet Union.

Nikolai Erdman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Erdman Nikolay Robertovich Erdman was a Soviet dramatist and screenwriter primarily remembered for his work with Vsevolod Meyerhold in the 1920s. His plays, notably The Suicide, form a link in Russian ...more

Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov was a Russian revolutionary who spent about 25 years in prison before turning his attention to various fields of science.

Nikolai Tcherepnin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Nikolai
Nikolai Tcherepnin Nikolai Nikolayevich Tcherepnin was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. He was born in Saint Petersburg and studied under Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. He ...more