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What does Nicolas mean?

Nicolas Pronunciation of Nicolas [nico-las] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the name Nicolas means "people of victory". Nicolas is a version of Nicholas (Greek).

Associated with: greek, victory.


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

30 more relations via Nicholas: Colas, Niccolo, Nichol, Nicholai, Nicholaus, Nichole, Nicholl, Nichols, Nicklas, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicolay, Nicolet, Nicoli, Nicoll, Nicollet, Nicolls, Nicolo, Niels, Nikkolay, Niklaas, Niklas, Niklos, Nikolai, Nikolay, Nikos, Nilos and Nils.

Creative forms:
(male) Nicona, Niconas, ..

(female) Nicoda, Niconis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nicolas Damarion (N.D.), ..

How popular is Nicolas?

Nicolas is a very popular first name for men (#427 out of 1220, Top 35%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#5525 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Nicolas reached its apex position of #132 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is at #202 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nicolas name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nicolas outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Nicholas (#62 from recent data), Nikolai (#478), Nikolas (#566), Nickolas (#727), Nicolai (#1890), Nichols, Nicholaus, Nikolaus, Nils, Niklas, Niels, Nickolaus, Nicklas, Nicolaus and Nicola are the prominent varying forms of Nicolas (#202 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Colas, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Nicolas was at its apex in the year 1995 (median #1349) and is now significantly diminished (#1495, 70.6%). Nicholas has generally been popular among parents, although Nicolas appears to be getting popular too, while versions like Nickolas are no longer trendy.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bialas, Nico, Nicos, Niles, Nolan and Silas. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nicolas.

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