Nike, is a greek word meaning victory. She lived in Mount Olympus. Nike is one of the most commonly placed figures on Greek coins. Nike was a very close acquaintance of Athena. Nicknames of Nike include: Nicola, Nick, Nicolai, Nikolai, Nicolae, Nils, Klaas, Nicole, Ike, Niki, Nikita, Nika, Niketas, and Nico. She was described as the daughter of Pallas (Titan) and Styx (Water) and the sister of Kratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal). Nike is seen with wings in most statues and paintings. Nike was portrayed in greek art. That is how Nike Shoe Company came up with the name Nike. From the goddess of power and victory.