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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nicolas

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Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, a less common spelling variant of Nicholas.

Nicolas was also found in the following language(s): French, German, and Norman

Notable Persons Named Nicolas

Nicolas Cage is an actor and producer. He was most active from 1980 to present. Nicolas was given the name Nicolas Kim Coppola by his parent August Coppola on January 7th, 1964 in Long Beach, California, US.

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Nicolas Sarkozy is a President of The Republicans, President of Union for a Popular Movement, President of the General Council of Hauts-de-Seine, President of the French Republic, Co-Prince of Andorra, President ofThe Republicans, President ofUnion for a Popular Movement, Min. Nicolas was born on January 28th, 1955 in Paris.

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Nicolás Maduro is a President of Venezuela, Vice President of Venezuela, Minister of Foreign Affairs, President of the National Assembly, List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, and President of the National Assembly of Venezuela. Nicolás was born on November 23rd, 1962 in Caracas. Nicolás is also known as Maduro Moros and Nicolás.

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Nicolas Winding Refn is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and film producer. He has been prominent since 1996. Nicolas was born on September 29th, 1970 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Nicolas Anelka is a soccer player for the Mumbai City FC, Clairefontaine (football), Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Arsenal F.C., Real Madrid C.F., Liverpool F.C., Manchester City F.C., Fenerbahçe S.K. (football), Bolton Wanderers F.C., Chelsea F.C., Shanghai Greenland Shenhua F.C., Juventus F.C., and Wes. Nicolas was born on March 14th, 1979 in Le Chesnay, France.

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Nicolas Jaar is an electronic music, experimental music, house music, and deep house musician. Nicolas was born on January 10th, 1990 in New York City, New York, U.S. Nicolas is also known as Nico.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nicolas

He holds the title Duke of Ångermanland and Ångermanland. Prince was born as the child of Christopher O'Neill, Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland, and Gästrikland on June 15th, 2015 in Danderyd Hospital, Danderyd, Sweden.

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Adolfo was born on April 29th, 1936 in Villamuriel de Cerrato.

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Paul François Jean Nicolas was a President of the National Convention, Member of the National Convention, President of the French Directory, Member of theNational Convention, and French Directory. Their military service ended in 1783. Paul was born on June 30th, 1755 in Fox-Amphoux. They left this life on January 29th, 1829.

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Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is a film director and visual effects artist. Cedric was given the name Cedric Gabriel Fernand Nicolas on March 9th, 1969 in Talence.

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Loida Nicolas-Lewis is a in the fields of businesswoman, philanthropist, civic leader, and motivational speaker. Loida was given the name Loida Nicolas in 1942 in Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines.

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Pascale Ogier was an actress. Her career lasted from 1978 to 1978. Pascale was given the name Pascale Marguerite Cécile Claude Colette Nicolas on October 26th, 1958 in Paris. She left this life on October 25th, 1984.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1885 9 0 9
1886 7 0 7
1889 5 0 5
1894 7 0 7
1896 6 0 6
1898 6 0 6
1900 5 0 5
1904 9 0 9
1905 7 0 7
1907 6 0 6
1908 12 0 12
1909 12 0 12
1910 14 0 14
1911 9 0 9
1912 22 0 22
1913 32 0 32
1914 43 0 43
1915 57 0 57
1916 27 0 27
1917 64 0 64
1918 45 0 45
1919 54 0 54
1920 70 0 70
1921 74 0 74
1922 74 0 74
1923 69 0 69
1924 96 0 96
1925 83 0 83
1926 61 0 61
1927 65 0 65
1928 78 0 78
1929 79 0 79
1930 76 0 76
1931 70 0 70
1932 74 5 69
1933 49 0 49
1934 57 0 57
1935 57 0 57
1936 46 0 46
1937 55 0 55
1938 54 0 54
1939 34 0 34
1940 60 0 60
1941 56 0 56
1942 58 0 58
1943 62 0 62
1944 61 0 61
1945 69 0 69
1946 79 0 79
1947 88 0 88
1948 66 0 66
1949 95 0 95
1950 93 0 93
1951 111 0 111
1952 105 0 105
1953 102 0 102
1954 107 0 107
1955 87 0 87
1956 103 0 103
1957 101 0 101
1958 111 0 111
1959 123 0 123
1960 134 0 134
1961 107 0 107
1962 114 0 114
1963 121 0 121
1964 131 0 131
1965 138 0 138
1966 123 0 123
1967 173 0 173
1968 168 0 168
1969 180 0 180
1970 223 0 223
1971 211 0 211
1972 205 0 205
1973 250 0 250
1974 226 0 226
1975 308 0 308
1976 308 0 308
1977 434 0 434
1978 799 0 799
1979 913 7 906
1980 857 10 847
1981 895 0 895
1982 891 0 891
1983 951 9 942
1984 966 8 958
1985 1,008 11 997
1986 981 7 974
1987 1,029 10 1,019
1988 1,215 14 1,201
1989 1,538 8 1,530
1990 1,648 6 1,642
1991 1,598 10 1,588
1992 1,809 10 1,799
1993 1,824 5 1,819
1994 1,954 0 1,954
1995 2,012 7 2,005
1996 2,296 0 2,296
1997 2,435 5 2,430
1998 2,920 0 2,920
1999 2,762 0 2,762
2000 2,851 5 2,846
2001 2,831 9 2,822
2002 2,810 0 2,810
2003 3,011 9 3,002
2004 2,879 8 2,871
2005 2,962 0 2,962
2006 2,944 5 2,939
2007 2,839 6 2,833
2008 2,682 0 2,682
2009 2,488 0 2,488
2010 2,392 0 2,392
2011 2,239 0 2,239
2012 2,129 0 2,129
2013 2,127 0 2,127
2014 2,073 0 2,073
2015 1,993 0 1,993
2016 2,072 0 2,072
2017 1,911 5 1,906

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Popularity of Nicolas as a first name

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Popularity of Nicolas as a last name

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Common last names for Nicolas

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nicolas U.S.
  White 18.00% 64.26%
  African American 25.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 17.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 35.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nicolas

People with the last name Nicolas are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Nicolas

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  • How Popular is the name Nicolas? Nicolas is the 713th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nicolas was the 3,951st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nicolas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 85,609 babies born with the first name Nicolas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nicolas to occupy the territory of Isle of Man (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 84,497 (as of March 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nicolas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nicolas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nicolas is Saturday, June 24th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Nicolas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nicolas was in 2003 with a total of 3,002 babies. That's a lot of babies named Nicolas!
  • Random Nicolas Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nicolas ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 107 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Nicolas: Your name in reverse order is Salocin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Locasni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nicolas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,006 people with the last name Nicolas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nicolas? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Nicolas as their last name.

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