The meaning of the name “Nicholas” is: “Victory of the people”.
Additional information: Nicholas is a masculine name of Greek origin, meaning ‘Victory of the People,’ and was the name of Saint Nicholas, a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to Bible, is remembered for rescuing the daughters of a poor man from prostitution. From the Greek name Νικολαος (Nikolaos) which meant "victory of the people" from Greek νικη (nike) "victory" and λαος (laos) "people". Saint Nicholas is widely recognized as the patron saint of children, sailors, merchants, and students. Because of Saint Nicholas's legacy, the famous mythical figure of Santa Claus is based on him.For more information click here.
‘Nick,' and ‘Nicky' are popular diminutives, and variants Nicole (Nicola, Nicolette, and Nikita) are popular as feminine forms of Nicholas. Nicholas tends to be a more formal name and has been the names of three Czars of Russia. The spelling ‘Nicholas' is common in English speaking countries, but the spelling and pronunciation varies from country to country, such as the Romanian and Bulgarian ‘Nikolai.'
The name Nicholas saw a spike in popularity in the 1970s, and remains in the top hundred names for boys, but saw particular popularity during the 1990s and early 2000s, peaking at fifth position in 1999, and the sixth position in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2001. The name saw a brief period of use as a girls name in 1984, 1985, and 1987.
Famous people named Nicholas include Nicholas Charles Sparks (American Novelist and Screen Writer), Nicholas Hoult (English Actor), Nikolas Stauskas (Canadian Athlete), and Nicholas “Nick” Jonas (American Musician). Famous fictional characters named Nicholas include Colonel Nicholas “Nick” Fury from Marvel Comic’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
'Nicholas Nickleby' is a novel by Charles Dickens. There were two Russian tsars named Nicholas. The second was tsar during the First World War, and was deposed by the Russian Revolution of 1917.
The French scribe and manuscript-seller Nicholas Flamel has attracted quite a bit of attention since the 17th century, with his newfound reputation as an alchemist and discoverer of the Philosopher’s Stone. His popularity spiked when author J.K. Rowling launched her first Harry Potter novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and in American horror movie As above So Below, which centers on Nicholas Flamel’s study of alchemy and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Pronunciation: (NIK oll ass) Form of:Nikolaos Celebrity Names & Famous real-life people:
Nicholas Sparks, American novelist
Nicholas Braun, American actor
Nicholas "Nick" Jonas, American singer
Nicholas "Nick" Carter, member of 90's boyband Backsteet Boys, older brother of American singer Aaron Carter
Nicholas Nick Cannon, American actor/comedian; currently host of "Americas Got Talent"; Husband of American singer Mariah Carey
Nicholas Hoult, British Actor star of About a Boy
Nicholas "Nick" (Coppola) Cage, American actor
Nicholas Theodore "Nick" Nemeth, WWE professional wrestler under the persona "Dolph Ziggler"
Considering Nicholas as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Nicholas for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Nicholas is a boy name.
The name Nicholas is of Greek origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, French speaking countries, Greek speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Nicholas we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Nicholas Name Meaning
The meaning of Nicholas is “Victory of the people”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Nicholas and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Nicholas and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Nicholas is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Popularity of the Name Nicholas
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Nicholas displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Nicholas Boy Name Popularity Chart
Nicholas Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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