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Nikolas Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Nikolas?

The less frequently given name Nikolas was the 553rd Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 1000 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Position 287, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1998.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2004 with 1,060 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Nikolas in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1962.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Nikolas occurred roughly during the years 1964-1969, 1970-1979, 1981-1990, 1993-1998, and 2001-2004.

Where is the name Nikolas popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a mid point.

The popularity trend for Nikolas has steadily decreased for a while. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Nikolas has remained about the same.

The name Nikolas still has a solid footing and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Nikolas (Girl)Nikolas (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 < 5 -- 497 553
2017 < 5 -- 462 587
2016 < 5 -- 497 567
2015 < 5 -- 496 566
2014 < 5 -- 492 561
2013 < 5 -- 519 514
2012 < 5 -- 550 487
2011 < 5 -- 561 476
2010 < 5 -- 591 455
2009 < 5 -- 632 443
2008 < 5 -- 674 430
2007 < 5 -- 741 398
2006 < 5 -- 780 383
2005 5 18,404 897 336
2004 5 18,041 1,060 301
2003 < 5 -- 795 352
2002 < 5 -- 745 358
2001 < 5 -- 747 355
2000 < 5 -- 739 358
1999 < 5 -- 885 319
1998 < 5 -- 1,007 287
1997 < 5 -- 718 353
1996 < 5 -- 599 394
1995 < 5 -- 488 464
1994 < 5 -- 491 451
1993 < 5 -- 458 459
1992 < 5 -- 443 478
1991 < 5 -- 418 483
1990 < 5 -- 438 474
1989 5 13,850 350 513
1988 < 5 -- 289 542
1987 < 5 -- 216 620
1986 < 5 -- 201 633
1985 < 5 -- 185 645
1984 < 5 -- 169 668
1983 < 5 -- 149 702
1982 < 5 -- 136 757
1981 < 5 -- 133 758
1980 < 5 -- 127 778
1979 < 5 -- 132 757
1978 < 5 -- 109 817
1977 < 5 -- 56 1,181
1976 < 5 -- 28 1,811
1975 < 5 -- 41 1,371
1974 < 5 -- 34 1,510
1973 < 5 -- 31 1,576
1972 < 5 -- 30 1,594
1971 < 5 -- 23 1,895
1970 < 5 -- 18 2,191
1969 < 5 -- 32 1,429
1968 < 5 -- 19 1,877
1967 < 5 -- 15 2,105
1966 < 5 -- 10 2,735
1965 < 5 -- 11 2,572
1964 < 5 -- 6 3,905
1963 < 5 -- 8 3,249
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.