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What does Nichols mean?

Nichols Pronunciation of Nichols as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Nichols means "people of victory". Nichols is a variant form of Nicholas (Greek).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, victory


RELATED FORMS VIA NICHOLAS Niccolo, Nichol, Nicholai, Nicholaus, Nichole, Nicholl, Nicklas, Nickolas, Nickolaus, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolaas, Nicolai, Nicolao, Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nicolay, Nicolet, Nicoli, Nicolis, Nicoll, Nicolls, Nicolo, Niels, Nikkolas, Niklos, Nikolas, Nikolos, Nikos, Nilos, Nils



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How popular is Nichols?

Nichols is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#174 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Nichols was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #1864 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Nichols are Nicholas (#74 FROM RECENT DATA), Nicholaus, Nicklas, Nickolas (#841), Nickolaus, Nicola, Nicolai, Nicolas (#192), Nicolaus, Niels, Nikolas (#553) and Nils. Adoption of these forms of Nichols was at its peak 23 years ago (ADOPTION OF 1.73%) and has become much less since (ADOPTION 0.43%, 75.5%). Nicholas is more widely used than the rest, though Nicolas has become popular as well over time, while versions like Nickolas have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nichols, 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 Niels, Nikolas, Nils in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Nicco, Nico, Nicos, Nikhel and Nikhil. Like Nichols, these names are not commonly used.

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