Origin:Greek
Popularity:325
Meaning:people of victory
Sometimes it’s better without the “h.” Many parents agree because Nicolas is gaining ground on Nicholas, the classic Greek name derived from Nike, the goddess of victory (and sneakers!). Nicolas, the preferred spelling in France and Spanish-speaking countries, has been a crowd favorite in Europe since the 14th century thanks to saints and clergy members with the name. Closer to home, actor Nicolas Cage has popularized the spelling. If you’re on the fence about naming your son Nicolas—just do it!

Famous Nicolass

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Nicolas Cage
    Actor
  • Nicolas Ghesquiere
    Fashion Designer
  • Nicolas Kiefer
    Tennis Player
  • Nicolas Palladino
    Model
  • Nicolas Sarkozy
    Politician

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Source: Social Security Administration

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