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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Niklas

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  • A submission from Denmark says the name Niklas means "Victory of the people".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Niklas

Nick Bostrom is a scientist. Nick was given the name Niklas Boström on March 10th, 1973 in Helsingborg, Sweden.


Niklas Süle is a soccer player for the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Eintracht Frankfurt, SV Darmstadt 98, and Germany national youth football team. Niklas was born on September 3rd, 1995 in Frankfurt, Germany.


Niklas Luhmann was a scientist in the fields of social theory, systems theory, communication theory, and sociocybernetics. Niklas was born on December 8th, 1927 in Lüneburg. He passed away on November 6th, 1998.


Niklas Hult is a soccer player for the IFK Värnamo, IF Elfsborg, Sweden national under-17 football team, Sweden national under-19 football team, and Sweden national under-21 football team. Niklas was born on February 13th, 1990 in Värnamo.


Niklas Zennström is an entrepreneur and investor. Niklas was born on February 16th, 1966 in Järfälla Municipality.


Niklas Moisander is a soccer player for the U.C. Sampdoria, Turun Palloseura, Ajax Youth Academy, AFC Ajax, PEC Zwolle, AZ Alkmaar, Jong Ajax, and Finland national under-17 football team. Niklas was born on September 29th, 1985 in Turku, Finland.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Niklas

Troy Niklas is a football player for the Arizona Cardinals. Troy was born on September 18th, 1992 in Fullerton, California.


Jan Niklas is a film, television, actor, and televisionactor. He was most prominent from 1974 to present. Jan was born on October 15th, 1947 in Munich. Jan is also known as Yan Nicklas.


Karl was born in 1948.


Niklas is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and singing. He was most active from 2008 to present. Niklas was born on September 16th, 1983 in Denmark. Niklas is also known as NIKLAS.


Wilhelm Niklas was a Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry, Federal Ministry of Food, and Agriculture (Germany). Wilhelm was born on September 24th, 1887 in Traunstein. He died on April 12th, 1957.


Patrick Niklas is a soccer player for the SC Wiener Neustadt. Patrick was born on November 13th, 1987 in Eisenstadt.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 5 0 5
1978 6 0 6
1979 11 0 11
1980 13 0 13
1981 7 0 7
1982 13 0 13
1983 9 0 9
1984 17 0 17
1985 17 0 17
1986 19 0 19
1987 12 0 12
1988 16 0 16
1989 31 0 31
1990 33 0 33
1991 28 0 28
1992 27 0 27
1993 34 0 34
1994 44 0 44
1995 40 0 40
1996 71 0 71
1997 78 0 78
1998 59 0 59
1999 71 0 71
2000 90 0 90
2001 73 0 73
2002 71 0 71
2003 74 0 74
2004 58 0 58
2005 77 0 77
2006 78 0 78
2007 66 0 66
2008 48 0 48
2009 49 0 49
2010 56 0 56
2011 30 0 30
2012 35 0 35
2013 44 0 44
2014 24 0 24
2015 24 0 24
2016 25 0 25
2017 29 0 29
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Niklas

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United States

Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Niklas as a first name

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Popularity of Niklas as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Niklas U.S.
  White 92.45% 64.26%
  African American 1.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Niklas

People with the last name Niklas are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Niklas

  • How Popular is the name Niklas? Niklas is the 7,793rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Niklas was the 62,903rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Niklas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,612 babies born with the first name Niklas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Niklas to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Niklas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Niklas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Niklas is Thursday, October 28th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Niklas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Niklas was in 2000 with a total of 90 babies.
  • Random Niklas Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Niklas is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Niklas: Your name in reverse order is Salkin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Salikn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Niklas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 318 people with the last name Niklas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Niklas? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Niklas as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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