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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nicholson

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From Nicholas +‎ -son.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Nicholson

Nicholson Baker is a writer. Nicholson was born on January 7th, 1957 in New York City.


Nicholson was born in 1795. He died in 1837.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nicholson

Jack Nicholson is an actor and filmmaker. His most notable accomplishments were from 1957 to 2010. Jack was given the name John Joseph Nicholson on April 22nd, 1937 in Neptune City, New Jersey, U.S.


Jack Nicholson filmography is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. They have been prominent since 1957. Jack was given the name John Joseph Nicholson .


Maddy was given the name Emily Nicholson on May 3rd, 1990 in Mount Airy, North Carolina.


Julianne Nicholson is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Julianne was born on July 1st, 1971 in United States.


Lorraine Nicholson is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Lorraine was given the name Lorraine Broussard Nicholson by her parents Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard on April 16th, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


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Popularity of Nicholson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nicholson U.S.
  White 74.25% 64.26%
  African American 19.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nicholson

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

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Fun Facts about the name Nicholson

  • How Popular is the name Nicholson? Nicholson is the 37,947th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nicholson was the 575th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nicholson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 92 babies born with the first name Nicholson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nicholson to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nicholson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nicholson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nicholson is Monday, March 6th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Nicholson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nicholson was in 1994 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Nicholson: Your name in reverse order is Noslohcin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Soonlchin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nicholson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 58,151 people with the last name Nicholson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nicholson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 20 of them will have Nicholson as their last name.

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