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What does Niklas mean?

Niklas Pronunciation of Niklas [niklas] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Niklas is "people of victory". Niklas is an alternate spelling of Nicholas (Greek).

Associated with: greek, victory.


Niklas has 3 variants: Nicklas, Niklaas and Niklos.

28 more related forms via Nicholas: Colas, Nickolas, Nickolaus, Nicola, Nicolaas, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nicolay, Nicolis, Nicolls, Niels, Nik, Niki, Nikita, Nikki, Nikkolas, Nikkolay, Nikky, Nikolai, Nikolas, Nikolaus, Nikolay, Nikolos, Nikos, Nilos and Nils.

Creative forms:
(male) Nilas, ..

(female) Nikla, Niklan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Niklas Kooper (N.K.), ..

How popular is Niklas?

Niklas is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#65668 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Niklas entered the list in 1994 and reached its highest position of #1397 in the U.S. in the year 2000, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Niklas are Nicholas (#62 from current records), Nicklas, Nickolas (#727), Nickolaus, Nicola, Nicolai (#1890), Nicolas (#202), Nicolaus, Niels, Nikita (#1696), Nikki, Nikolai (#478), Nikolas (#566), Nikolaus and Nils. Other forms, like Nikolos, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Niklas was at its peak in 1995 (usage of 1.74%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.52%, 70% less), with forms like Nickolas becoming less fashionable. Nicholas is more familiar than the rest, though Nicolas has grown popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Niklas, Nicholas, Nicklas, Nickolas, Nickolaus in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nikita, Nikki, Nikolai, Nikolas, Nikolaus, Nils in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aias, Aineas, Atlas, Attlas, Bialas, Dallas, Dimas, Fineas, Lukas, Neilan, Neils, Nels, Nial, Niall, Niaz, Nicos, Niel, Nikhel, Nikhil, Nikko, Niko, Nile, Niles, Ninian, Nisan, Nishan, Nissan, Nizar, Nolan, Nollan, Nyles, Pincas, Pinhas, Silas, Sylas, Vitas and Wallas. These names tend to be more frequently used than Niklas.

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