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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #49 most popular

Similar Names
80k Nicolas (English)
3k Nicklaus (German)
< 1k Niklaus (Slavic)

What does the name "Nicholas" mean?

Nicholas (Greek): Victory of the People

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

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

C is for compassion, your finest side.

H is for hardy, can't keep you down!

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

L is for little, the little things you do.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

Your name in reverse order is "Salohcin". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Alincsho". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nicholas" is not a popular baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 10 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of 2,180 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Nicholas popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Nicholas in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Nicholas

Nick Jonas

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


Nicholas Hoult

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


Nick Cannon

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


Nick Nolte

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


Nick Cave

Nick Cave is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, writer, actor, and composer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1973 to present. Nick was born in 1957 as Nicholas Edward Cave in Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia.


Nick Lachey

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


Past life for Nicholas born May 20, 1959

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 800. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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