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881k
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since 1880

Nicholas

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Victory of the People
  • #49 All Time
  • #57 in 2014
Girls
Boys
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80k Nicolas (English)
3k Nicklaus (German)
< 1k Niklaus (Slavic)

How popular is the name "Nicholas" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188073073
188156056
188266066
188371071
188469069
188566066
188685085
188779079
188897097
188968068
189078078
189178078
189295095
189389089
189477077
189584084
18961060106
189787087
189894094
189969069
190095095
190188088
19021120112
190390090
19041020102
19051120112
19061440144
19071610161
19082260226
19092040204
19102350235
19113080308
19126760676
19137960796
19141,15101,151
19151,42801,428
19161,42471,417
19171,41961,413
19181,48801,488
19191,32971,322
19201,35961,353
19211,56261,556
19221,42271,415
19231,47151,466
19241,501131,488
19251,34071,333
19261,333161,317
19271,284121,272
19281,22571,218
19291,204131,191
19301,146141,132
19311,10981,101
19329306924
19338957888
19348730873
19359130913
19369270927
19379350935
19389925987
19391,03101,031
19401,10201,102
19411,21761,211
19421,50301,503
19431,43961,433
19441,36201,362
19451,36261,356
19461,67601,676
19471,93801,938
19481,93351,928
19492,00051,995
19502,18002,180
19512,38202,382
19522,34502,345
19532,36452,359
19542,382112,371
19552,19072,183
19562,22262,216
19572,20372,196
19582,19492,185
19592,20162,195
19602,30402,304
19612,08882,080
19622,15202,152
19632,148102,138
19642,07102,071
19652,08172,074
19662,15472,147
19672,306122,294
19682,578162,562
19692,59982,591
19702,71372,706
19712,641222,619
19722,862162,846#99 boy name
19733,168163,152#85 boy name
19743,238213,217#81 boy name
19753,346243,322#81 boy name
19763,495203,475#77 boy name
19776,110346,076#51 boy name
197816,46510816,357#25 boy name
197921,48214021,342#15 boy name
198021,15813921,019#17 boy name
198119,90312419,779#21 boy name
198219,77913619,643#22 boy name
198320,02413519,889#21 boy name
198421,15514621,009#20 boy name
198522,54316222,381#19 boy name
198622,92713522,792#17 boy name
198723,40416023,244#16 boy name
198825,42313525,288#14 boy name
198928,34112128,220#14 boy name
199027,9707027,900#14 boy name
199127,4388127,357#12 boy name
199227,8318027,751#12 boy name
199328,1989128,107#8 boy name
199427,8276627,761#9 boy name
199529,2125629,156#6 boy name
199627,7715227,719#6 boy name
199727,3065127,255#6 boy name
199826,6683826,630#6 boy name
199925,6743925,635#5 boy name
200024,6893924,650#6 boy name
200122,8743522,839#6 boy name
200221,4253921,386#9 boy name
200319,7324419,688#12 boy name
200418,5797218,507#13 boy name
200517,0892417,065#15 boy name
200615,6801615,664#17 boy name
200714,3641414,350#20 boy name
200812,5332112,512#29 boy name
200910,8591810,841#32 boy name
20109,644119,633#37 boy name
20118,590158,575#42 boy name
20127,73187,723#49 boy name
20137,126137,113#54 boy name
20146,724116,713#57 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Nicholas? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 881,014 babies born with the name Nicholas in the United States. That's more than enough Nicholas to occupy the country of Fiji with an estimated population of 876,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 73 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Nicholas" was in 1995 with a total of 29,156 babies. (That's a lot of baby Nicholas)

According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nicholas" ranks #23 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 478 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1981. Across the entire United States a total of 19,903 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Nicholas" mean? The list below shows the origins of Nicholas as well as things modernly associated with the name Nicholas such as celebrities named Nicholas.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Nicholas

The name "Nicholas" is of Greek origin, and it means "Victory of the People". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas is an actor, singer, songwriter, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Nick was born in 1992 as Nicholas Jerry Jonas in Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to present. Nicholas was born in 1989 as Nicholas Caradoc Hoult in Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon is a rapper, actor, comedian, television and radio host, producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1998 to present. Nick was born in 1980 as Nicholas Scott Cannon in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte is an actor and former model with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1969 to present. Nick was born in 1940 as Nicholas King Nolte in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

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Nick Cave

Nick Cave is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and actor specializing in post-punk, gothic rock, and {{cite web music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1973 to present. Nick was born in 1957 as Nicholas Edward Cave in Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia.

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Nick Lachey

Nick Lachey is a singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and television personality specializing in pop rock and R&B music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Nick was born in 1973 as Nicholas Scott Lachey in Harlan, Kentucky, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

N is for nice, need I say more?

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Your name in reverse order is "Salohcin". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hsionalc". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Nicholas born Sep 4, 1956

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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