Origin:Greek
Popularity:128
Meaning:people of victory
Nicholas gets its winning vibes from Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. It also carries a Christmas vibe, thanks to the popularity of Saint Nick, best remembered for delivering gifts to children all over the world. As saints go, Nicholas is busy and pretty booked—he also is the patron saint of Greece, Russia, children and sailors. Once a czar’s name in Russia and a biblical name in the New Testament, Nicholas made the top 10 from 1993 to 2002. Nicknames for Nicholas include Nick, Nicky and Cole.

Famous Nicholass

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Hudson Nicholas Lachey
    Son of Nick Lachey
  • Nicholas Hoult
    Actor
  • Nicholas Sparks
    Author
  • Nicholas
    Katharine and Prince Edward

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Source: Social Security Administration

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