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What does Nikolaus mean?

Nikolaus Pronunciation of Nikolaus [niko-laus] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Nikolaus is "people of victory". Nikolaus is an alternate spelling of Nicholas (Greek).

Associated with: greek, victory.


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

14 more relations via Nicholas: Nicholaus, Nicklas, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicolay, Nicolls, Nikkolay, Niklaas, Niklas, Niklos, Nikolai, Nikolay and Nikos.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Nikolaus?

Nikolaus is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#42289 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Nikolaus entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #1127 in the U.S. in the year 1992, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Nicholas (#62 the previous year), Nicholaus, Nicklas, Nickolas (#727), Nickolaus, Nicola, Nicolai (#1890), Nicolas (#202), Nicolaus, Niklas, Nikolai (#478) and Nikolas (#566) are the popular varying forms of Nikolaus rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Nicolls, are uncommon. These forms of Nikolaus were favored by parents 2 decades ago (usage of 1.74%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.51%, 70.6%), with versions like Nicholas becoming less trendy. Nicolas and Nikolai are two of the more chic boy names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nikolaus, Nicholas, Nicholaus, Nicklas, Nickolas in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aeolus, Aiolus, Arkelaus, Carolus, Claus, Klaus, Nicholai, Nichols, Nicodemus, Nicol, Nicolet, Nicoli, Nicoll, Nicollet, Nicolo, Nicos, Niels, Nigellus, Nikita, Niko, Nikodema (see Nicodemus), Nikodemus, Nikodim, Nikomedes, Niles, Nilos, Nils, Nolan, Noland and Siorus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nikolaus.

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