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Niels Meaning


What does Niels mean?

The name Niels is of Danish and Dutch origin.

The meaning of Niels is "horn".

Niels is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Niels.

The Given Name Niels

Niels is a form of Cornelius. See Cornelius for further details.

Niels is a name with authenticness.

A name fit for a child full of spirit and timelessness, a little adventurer.

Niels is also great as a middle name.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Niels Bohr, and Niels Kaj Jerne.

Niels Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 10,359 in baby name popularity for boys with 7 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 6,236 in baby name popularity for boys with 14 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Niels has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Niels Name Popularity Page.

Niels Related Names

Niels is a form of Cornelius.

The name Nielsine is a form of Niels.

Famous Nielss

  • Niels ~ Danish King (1104-1134)
  • Niels Bohr ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1922, Scientist
  • Niels Kaj Jerne ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1984
  • Niels Ryberg Finsen ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1903

Niels Numerology

What will your new littleNiels be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Niels are often moral and candid but most of all they are read more >>

Niels Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Niels.

Just for fun, see the name Niels 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 Niels in Nautical Flags page.