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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

From Nichol, medieval vernacular form of the given name Nicholas + the patronymic suffix -s.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nichols

Rachel Nichols is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2000. Rachel was given the name Rachel Emily Nichols on January 8th, 1980 in Augusta, Maine, U.S.

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Nichelle Nichols is an actress, singer, actor, and singing. Her ongoing career started in 1959. Nichelle was given the name Grace Dell Nichols on December 28th, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois, U.S. Nichelle is also known as Grace Dell Nichols.

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Mike Nichols was a film director, theatre director, film producer, actor, and comedian. His most notable accomplishments were from 1955 to 1955. Mike was given the name Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky on November 6th, 1931 in Berlin, Germany. He breathed his last breath on November 19th, 2014.

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Austin Nichols is an actor and director. He has had major accomplishments since 1999. Austin was born on April 24th, 1980 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Terry Nichols is a criminal. Terry is also known as Ted Parker, Joe Rivers, Shawn Rivers, Joe Havens, Terry Havens, Mike Havens, Joe Kyle, and Daryl Bridges.

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Marisol Nichols is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Marisol was born on November 2nd, 1973 in Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 6 0 6
1915 5 0 5
1916 5 0 5
1918 5 0 5
1919 6 0 6
1920 6 0 6
1923 5 0 5
1925 5 0 5
1926 5 0 5
1927 5 0 5
1939 5 0 5
1940 5 0 5
1946 5 0 5
1947 7 0 7
1951 6 0 6
1952 6 0 6
1955 7 0 7
1956 8 0 8
1964 7 0 7
1967 5 0 5
1969 5 0 5
1971 6 0 6
1972 12 0 12
1973 5 0 5
1974 10 0 10
1977 11 0 11
1978 21 0 21
1979 33 0 33
1980 24 0 24
1981 24 0 24
1982 22 0 22
1983 28 0 28
1984 33 0 33
1985 36 0 36
1986 40 0 40
1987 55 0 55
1988 36 0 36
1989 24 0 24
1990 23 0 23
1991 23 0 23
1992 14 0 14
1993 14 0 14
1994 18 0 18
1995 20 0 20
1996 18 0 18
1997 13 0 13
1998 8 0 8
1999 12 0 12
2000 12 0 12
2001 15 0 15
2002 7 0 7
2003 5 0 5
2007 7 0 7
2009 5 0 5

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Popularity of Nichols as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nichols U.S.
  White 82.42% 64.26%
  African American 11.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nichols

People with the last name Nichols are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Nichols

  • How Popular is the name Nichols? Nichols is the 12,656th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nichols was the 189th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nichols have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 753 babies born with the first name Nichols in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nichols to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nichols? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nichols first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nichols is Saturday, December 4th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Nichols born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nichols was in 1987 with a total of 55 babies.
  • Random Nichols Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nichols is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Nichols: Your name in reverse order is Slohcin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hsnclio. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nichols? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 145,584 people with the last name Nichols.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nichols? Nichols was ranked as the 189th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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