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What does Nicolaas mean?

Nicolaas Pronunciation of Nicolaas [nico-laas] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the name Nicolaas means "people of victory". Nicolaas is an alternate form of Nicholas (Greek).

Associated with: greek, victory.


Nicolaas has 9 variants: Nickolas, Nickolaus, Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nicolis, Nikkolas, Nikolas, Nikolaus and Nikolos.

19 more different relations via Nicholas: Nicholai, Nicholaus, Nichols, Nicklas, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicolay, Nicolet, Nicoli, Nicoll, Nicollet, Nicolls, Nicolo, Niklaas, Niklas, Nikolai and Nikolay.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Nicolaas?

Nicolaas is an unusual given name for males. Nicolaas is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Nicholas (#62 last year), Nicholaus, Nichols, Nicklas, Nickolas (#727), Nickolaus, Nicola, Nicolai (#1890), Nicolas (#202), Nicolaus, Niklas, Nikolai (#478), Nikolas (#566) and Nikolaus are the popular related forms of Nicolaas (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Nicolaas were at the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (median #1257) and have become much less common since (#1423, 70.6% less usage). Nicholas is the firm favorite, although Nicolas appears to be gaining favor too, while forms like Nicholas are now somewhat dated. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicholas, Nicholaus, Nichols, Nicklas, Nickolas in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nickolaus, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolas, Nicolaus in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Niklas, Nikolai, Nikolas, Nikolaus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nicholas, Nicolas, Niklas outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bialas, Claas, Colas, Klaas, Niccolo, Nichol, Nichole, Nicholl, Nickleby, Nico, Nicodemo, Nicodemus, Nicomedes, Nicomedo, Nicos, Niels, Nigellus, Nikkolay (see Nicholas), Niklos, Nikos, Niles, Nilos, Nils, Nolan, Noland, Nollan and Silas. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nicolaas.

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