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Nicholas Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Nicholas is of Greek , English and French origin.

The meaning of Nicholas is "victorious people".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 57 in baby name popularity for boys with 6713 occurrences.  It ranked 9914 in popular baby names for girls with 11 occurrences. 

View the Nicholas Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Nicholas has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Nicholas to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Nicholas include Nickolas, Nikolas.

The names Coley, Miklavz, Miklos, Mikolaj, Mikolas, Mikula, Mikulas, Neacal, Neculai, Niccolo, Nichola, Nickolaus, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolaas, Nicolae, Nicolao, Nicolas, Nicolau, Nicole, Nicolette, Nigul, Niilo, Niklas, Niklaus, Niko, Nikola, Nikolaas, Nikolai, Nikolaj, Nikolajs, Nikolao, Nikolaus, Nils, Nioclas are all forms of Nicholas.

Nicholas has the diminutives (nicknames) Cole, Collins, Launo, Nic, Nicjo, Nicky, Nykko.

Other Tidbits

Nicholas falls into the easy nickname name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Nicholas Copernicus.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Nicholas in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Nicholas.

Just for fun, see the name Nicholas in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Nicholas in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.