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What does Niels mean?

Niels Pronunciation of Niels [niels] as a boys' name is of Danish origin, and the meaning of Niels is "champion". Variant of Neil (Irish, Gaelic).

Related boy name: Nicholas.

Associated with: champion.

Variations

14 related forms via Neil: Neal, Neale, Neall, Neel, Neile, Neill, Neille, Neils, Nels, Nial, Niall, Niel, Nile and Niles.

Creative forms:
(male) Naiels, Nails, ..

(female) Niela, Niely, ..

Middle name pairings:
Niels King (N.K.), ..

How popular is Niels?

Niels is an uncommon first name for males and a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Niels entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #1850 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Nicholas (#62 in 2015), Neil (#639), Neal (#1212), Neel (#1652), Niles, Nile, Niel, Nels, Neale, Neill and Niall are the prominent alternative forms of Niels listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Neall, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Niels was widespread 20 years ago (usage of 1.59%) and has become significantly diminished since (usage 0.36%, 77.3% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Niels, Neal, Neale, Neel, Neil in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Neill, Nels, Niall, Nicholas, Niel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nile, Niles in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Neil, Niall, Nicholas outside U.S.

Similar Names

Niels is pronounced similarly to Nils and Nyles. Other recommended names are Mills, Neely, Nicos, Nigel, Nijel, Niklas, Niklos, Nikos, Nilos, Noel, Sills and Wills. These names tend to be more commonly used than Niels.

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