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Nicholas

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Victory of the People
  • #50 All Time
  • #62 in 2015
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82k Nicolas (English)
3k Nicklaus (German)
< 1k Niklaus (Slavic)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 73 0 73
1881 56 0 56
1882 66 0 66
1883 71 0 71
1884 69 0 69
1885 66 0 66
1886 85 0 85
1887 79 0 79
1888 97 0 97
1889 68 0 68
1890 78 0 78
1891 78 0 78
1892 95 0 95
1893 89 0 89
1894 77 0 77
1895 84 0 84
1896 106 0 106
1897 87 0 87
1898 94 0 94
1899 69 0 69
1900 95 0 95
1901 88 0 88
1902 112 0 112
1903 90 0 90
1904 102 0 102
1905 112 0 112
1906 144 0 144
1907 161 0 161
1908 226 0 226
1909 204 0 204
1910 235 0 235
1911 308 0 308
1912 676 0 676
1913 796 0 796
1914 1,151 0 1,151
1915 1,427 0 1,427
1916 1,425 7 1,418
1917 1,419 6 1,413
1918 1,488 0 1,488
1919 1,328 7 1,321
1920 1,360 6 1,354
1921 1,562 6 1,556
1922 1,422 7 1,415
1923 1,471 5 1,466
1924 1,502 13 1,489
1925 1,340 7 1,333
1926 1,332 16 1,316
1927 1,284 12 1,272
1928 1,225 7 1,218
1929 1,205 13 1,192
1930 1,146 14 1,132
1931 1,109 8 1,101
1932 930 6 924
1933 895 7 888
1934 873 0 873
1935 913 0 913
1936 927 0 927
1937 935 0 935
1938 992 5 987
1939 1,031 0 1,031
1940 1,102 0 1,102
1941 1,217 6 1,211
1942 1,503 0 1,503
1943 1,439 6 1,433
1944 1,363 0 1,363
1945 1,362 6 1,356
1946 1,676 0 1,676
1947 1,937 0 1,937
1948 1,934 5 1,929
1949 2,002 5 1,997
1950 2,179 0 2,179
1951 2,387 0 2,387
1952 2,343 0 2,343
1953 2,365 5 2,360
1954 2,382 11 2,371
1955 2,190 7 2,183
1956 2,222 6 2,216
1957 2,201 7 2,194
1958 2,195 9 2,186
1959 2,201 6 2,195
1960 2,304 0 2,304
1961 2,088 8 2,080
1962 2,151 0 2,151
1963 2,148 10 2,138
1964 2,071 0 2,071
1965 2,080 7 2,073
1966 2,155 7 2,148
1967 2,305 12 2,293
1968 2,579 16 2,563
1969 2,597 8 2,589
1970 2,712 7 2,705
1971 2,642 22 2,620
1972 2,862 16 2,846 #99 boy name
1973 3,171 16 3,155 #85 boy name
1974 3,237 21 3,216 #81 boy name
1975 3,347 24 3,323 #81 boy name
1976 3,498 20 3,478 #77 boy name
1977 6,114 34 6,080 #51 boy name
1978 16,467 108 16,359 #25 boy name
1979 21,481 140 21,341 #15 boy name
1980 21,165 139 21,026 #17 boy name
1981 19,902 124 19,778 #21 boy name
1982 19,782 136 19,646 #21 boy name
1983 20,026 135 19,891 #21 boy name
1984 21,159 146 21,013 #20 boy name
1985 22,550 162 22,388 #19 boy name
1986 22,933 135 22,798 #17 boy name
1987 23,404 160 23,244 #16 boy name
1988 25,424 135 25,289 #14 boy name
1989 28,341 121 28,220 #14 boy name
1990 27,969 70 27,899 #14 boy name
1991 27,439 81 27,358 #12 boy name
1992 27,832 80 27,752 #12 boy name
1993 28,199 91 28,108 #8 boy name
1994 27,826 66 27,760 #9 boy name
1995 29,212 56 29,156 #6 boy name
1996 27,770 52 27,718 #6 boy name
1997 27,308 51 27,257 #6 boy name
1998 26,670 38 26,632 #6 boy name
1999 25,674 39 25,635 #5 boy name
2000 24,689 39 24,650 #6 boy name
2001 22,874 35 22,839 #6 boy name
2002 21,426 39 21,387 #9 boy name
2003 19,733 44 19,689 #12 boy name
2004 18,582 72 18,510 #13 boy name
2005 17,089 24 17,065 #15 boy name
2006 15,681 16 15,665 #17 boy name
2007 14,366 14 14,352 #20 boy name
2008 12,533 21 12,512 #29 boy name
2009 10,861 18 10,843 #32 boy name
2010 9,648 11 9,637 #37 boy name
2011 8,599 15 8,584 #42 boy name
2012 7,734 8 7,726 #49 boy name
2013 7,139 13 7,126 #54 boy name
2014 6,755 11 6,744 #57 boy name
2015 6,201 7 6,194 #62 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Nicholas baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 887,332 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 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nicholas" ranks #37 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 210 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of 7,734 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.

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.

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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Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Nicholas was born in 1971 as Nicholas Brendon Schultz in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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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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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Nicholas

Nicholas Barclay
Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Kristof
Nicholas Petricca
Nicholas Winton

Alternative Meanings

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

C is for compassion, your finest side.

H is for hand, that you always give.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

L is for luster, your shine.

A is for activities, for you have many.

S is for success, in all you will do.

Your name in reverse order is "Salohcin". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hcosalni". 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 Feb 12, 2015

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 Ontario approximately on 1675. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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