What does Nicholas mean?
How do we pronounce Nicholas?
The baby boy name Nicholas is pronounced as NIHKahLahS (English) or NiyKowLAE (French) 1.
1 Pronunciation for Nicholas: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)"
What is the origin of Nicholas?
Nicholas is largely used in the English and French languages, and its origin is Old Greek. Nicholaus (Latin) and Nikolaos (Old Greek) are old forms of Nicholas. The name is derived from 'niko' (victor), which is itself from 'nike' (victory), and 'laos' (people), thus meaning 'victor of the people'. In Greek mythology, Nike was the winged goddess of victory. Saint Nicholas (270-343) was a bishop of Myra. According to legend, he was known for secretly giving gifts to others, especially his act of leaving money at the windows of three destitute girls for their dowries. The saint's feast day is on Dec 6, thereby he became associated with Christmas. He was later immortalized as Santa nicknames for Claus, from a variant of the Dutch form of his name, Sinterklaas or Sint-Nicolaas; he the patron saint of, among other things, children. The name was also borne by five popes, two Russian emperors, and the lead character of the Charles Dickens novel Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839). The name was adopted by English speakers in the 12th century, when it first appeared with the hyper-corrected '-ch-' spelling from the original '-c-'. 'Old Nick' also came into use as an epithet for the Devil, but this could etymologically be from the German 'nickel' meaning 'goblin'. The popularity of the name suffered after the Reformation, but it later saw a revival in the mid 20th century. The name name Nicola meaning (English, German, and Italian) is the female equivalent of Nicholas. Nicholas is a widely used name; it has 142 variants that are used in both English and other languages.
Variants used in English comprise name Collett, baby name Collin, Klaes name, name Mykola, Neakail definition, name Niccolas meaning, Nichalas name, Nichelas definition, name Nichele, Nichlas name, Nichlos name variations, meaning of Nicho, name Nichola, Nicholaas name popularity, Nicholaes name popularity, Nicholase meaning and origin, Nicholaus definition, baby name Nichole, Nicholias meaning and origin, Nicholl meaning, Nichollas name, Nicholos meaning, name Nichols meaning, meaning of Nicholus, Nickalus name popularity, name Nicklas meaning (used in German and Scandinavian too), Nicklaus name variations, Nickleby definition, Nickson name variations, Niclasse name variations, nicknames for Nicolas (used in French and Spanish too), Nicolay meaning and origin, short names for Nicoles, Nicolet name, Nicoli meaning and origin, nicknames for Nicolis, Nicoll meaning of name, nicknames for Nicollet, Nicolls definition, Nicoló meaning of name, meaning of Nigul, short names for Nikalus, nicknames for Nikkolas, Nikkolay name, Nikkos pronounciation, Nikky meaning of name, nicknames for Niklaas, Nikolay name popularity, meaning of Nilos, Niocol meaning and origin, Nixon meaning and origin, and baby name Nycholas. Other English forms comprise the short forms Claus name (used in Dutch and German too), Cole name popularity, name Colin origin (used in French, and Scottish too), name Nic origin, Nicco pronounciation, Nichol meaning of name, Nick meaning, meaning of Nico (used in Dutch and German too), name Nicol (used in Scottish too), and Nik meaning, the diminutive forms Nickey pronounciation, short names for Nickie, what does the name Nicky mean, Nikki name (used in Dutch and Hungarian too), and short names for Nikko (used in Hungarian too), and the variant spelling Nickolas pronounciation. Foreign variants of Nicholas comprise meaning of Caelan (Scottish), nicknames for Colar (French), Colas name variations (French), baby name Coll (Irish), short names for Coulson (French), Kalya name (Russian), name Klaas origin (Dutch and German), name Kola (Latvian), name Kolja (Russian), name Kolya origin (Russian), Lasse name popularity (Finnish), meaning of Launo (Finnish), Micolau meaning of name (Catalan), short names for Micu (Hungarian), name Miki origin (Hungarian), name Miklos (Hungarian), Miklós meaning (Hungarian), name Mikolai meaning (Polish), name Mikolaj meaning (Polish), Mikolas definition (Basque and Czech), baby name Mikolás (Czech), name Neacal (Gaelic and Scottish), name Nels origin (Scandinavian), Nicanor definition (Spanish), Niccolo meaning (Italian), Niccolò meaning (Italian), nicknames for Niccoló (Italian), name Nicholai meaning (Russian and Scandinavian), what does the name Nicki mean (German), name Nickolaus meaning (German), name Niclas (Scandinavian and Welsh), Niclaus meaning of name (German), name Nicola meaning (Italian), Nicolaas name variations (Dutch), what does the name Nicolae mean (Romanian), meaning of Nicolai (Russian and Scandinavian), Nicolaio meaning (Portuguese), Nicolao name (Spanish), Nicolau name (Catalan and Portuguese), Nicolaus meaning (German), Nicolás name variations (Spanish), name Nicole origin (French), what does the name Nicolo mean (Italian), name Nicolò origin (Italian), what does the name Niels mean (Scandinavian), meaning of Niilo (Finnish), name Nikhil meaning (Indian), short names for Nikita (Russian and Slavic), Niklas name variations (German, Latvian, and Scandinavian), what does the name Niklaus mean (German), nicknames for Niklavs (Latvian), short names for Niklos (Hungarian), what does the name Niko mean (Finnish, German, and Slavic), name Nikolaas (Dutch), nicknames for Nikolai (Estonian and Russian), short names for Nikolais (Latvian), Nikolaj meaning (Russian), nicknames for Nikolao (Hawaiian), Nikolaos name (Greek), name Nikolas meaning (German and Slavic), name Nikolaus origin (German), Nikolos name (Greek), Nikos definition (Greek), what does the name Nikula mean (Czech), Nikulas meaning (Czech), name Nioclas origin (Irish), and Nioclás meaning of name (Gaelic). Specific foreign variants comprise the short forms Klaus pronounciation (German), Nikola name variations (Hungarian and Slavic), and name Nils (Scandinavian), and the diminutive forms baby name Cola (Italian), nicknames for Milek (Polish), name Niki origin (German and Hungarian), and nicknames for Nisse (Scandinavian). See also the related forms, name Jean Nicholas origin and Nicodemus name (English). Nicholas is very popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1900s up to the 1990s; before that, it was of occasional use only. At the peak of its usage in 1995, 1.451% of baby boys were given the name Nicholas. It ranked at #6 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity. In 2010, its usage was 0.469% and its ranking #38, but it was nonetheless the most popular out of all boy names in its group. In 2010, Nicholas was twice as popular as the next most popular name, meaning of Cole. Nicholas has mostly been a baby boy name, though in the past century it has also been used for girls. In 1987, the name Nicholas was given to 140 times as many baby boys than girls.
The following famous people share the name Nicholas:
- Actor Nicholas Lea, born Nicholas Christopher Herbert, 22 June 1962, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
- Russian Czar Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov (Czar Nicholas II), born 6 May 1868 - 16 July 1918.
List of baby names Nicholas:
short names for Nickalus, Nikalus meaning of name, Nakula pronounciation (Indian), Nangila name variations, Nangilah meaning and origin, name Nangyla, Nangylah definition, Niccolai meaning and origin, nicknames for Niccolas, nicknames for Niccolo (Italian), Niccolò name variations (Italian), Nichalas meaning, meaning of Nichelas, Nichola name popularity, name Nicholaas, baby name Nicholaes, Nicholai name (Russian and Scandinavian), meaning of Nicholase, Nicholaus name popularity (English), and Nicholos name variations.
The baby name Nicholas fun facts:
The name Nicholas in reverse order is "Salohcin".
The numerological value of the name Nicholas is number 9, which means humanitarian, giving nature, selflessness, obligations, creative expression.
How popular is Nicholas?
Nicholas is in the top names in USA.