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Nikolaus Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Nikolaus?

The rare name Nikolaus was the 5,016th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

Nikolaus, is a possible choice for parents seeking a more unique name.

Position 1086, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1980.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1994 with 98 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Nikolaus in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1967.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Nikolaus occurred roughly during the years 1973-1979, and 1988-1991, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2003-2007.

Where is the name Nikolaus popularity headed?

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

The popularity trend for Nikolaus has been spiralling downward for a while. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Nikolaus has dropped.

The name Nikolaus is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Nikolaus (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 19 5,016
2017 26 4,052
2016 23 4,416
2015 22 4,498
2014 47 2,605
2013 25 4,028
2012 29 3,685
2011 28 3,756
2010 43 2,813
2009 43 2,830
2008 48 2,614
2007 35 3,224
2006 40 2,864
2005 52 2,285
2004 63 1,948
2003 64 1,865
2002 54 2,037
2001 68 1,705
2000 72 1,634
1999 75 1,513
1998 86 1,365
1997 78 1,411
1996 80 1,354
1995 87 1,252
1994 98 1,150
1993 66 1,441
1992 96 1,127
1991 89 1,179
1990 75 1,282
1989 71 1,301
1988 73 1,187
1987 67 1,183
1986 63 1,210
1985 50 1,382
1984 51 1,311
1983 56 1,232
1982 52 1,303
1981 64 1,148
1980 70 1,086
1979 67 1,097
1978 47 1,346
1977 17 2,628
1976 12 3,204
1975 10 3,600
1974 13 2,902
1973 6 4,911
1972 9 3,521
1971 8 3,857
1970 9 3,450
1969 7 3,828
1968 8 3,290
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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.