Meaning and name origin
Nicolas \n(i)-co-las\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Nicolas is "people of victory". Nicolas is a variant of Nicholas (Greek); biblical: one of seven "qualified men" in the first-century Christian congregation.
Nicolas is a very popular first name for males (#427 out of 1220, Top 35%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6636 out of 88799, Top 7%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nicolas for boys. Nicolas reached its highest rank of #132 in the U.S. in 1998. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Nicolas and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nicholas (#57), Nicolas (#196), Nikolas (#563) and Nickolas (#717). (2014 statistics).
Nicolas▲ is also pronounced similarly to Nicholaus. Other suggested similar baby names are Nichols, Nicklas, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicolay, Nicolls and Niklas. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nicolas.