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What does Nikolas mean?

Nikolas /ni-ko-las/ as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Nikolas means "people of victory". Nikolas is a variant form of Nicholas (Greek) with the prefix Nik-.

Associated with: greek, victory


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

Nikolas has 26 more alternative forms via Nicholas: Colas, Nicholai, Nicholaus, Nichols, Nicklas, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicolay, Nicolet, Nicoli, Nicoll, Nicolls, Nicolo, Niels, Nikita, Nikkolay, Niklaas, Niklas, Niklos, Nikolai, Nikolay, Nikos, Nilos and Nils.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Nikoman, Nikona, ..

(female) Nikora, Nikota, ..

How popular is Nikolas?

Nikolas is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#60706 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Nikolas for boys. Nikolas entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #285 in the U.S. in 1998, and is currently at #563. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Popular alternative forms of Nikolas (#563 from current records) are Nicholas (#57 from current records), Nicholaus, Nichols, Nicklas, Nickolas (#717), Nickolaus, Nicola, Nicolas (#196), Nicolaus, Niels, Nikita (#1589), Niklas, Nikolai (#536), Nikolaus and Nils. These forms of Nikolas were favored in 1995 (average #1349) and are now much less widespread (#1478, 69.2%), with versions like Nickolas becoming less in vogue. Nicholas is more widely used than the rest, although Nicolas appears to be gaining popularity too.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Bialas, Nicos, Niko, Nikodim, Niles, Nolan and Silas. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nikolas.