Nikolas

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since 1880
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318
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nikolas

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     Greek
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     English
25%
     German
13%
     Polish
13%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Nikolas means "Victory" and is of Greek origin.
  • A user from Australia says the name Nikolas is of Polish origin and means "Christmas related".
  • A user from California, United States says the name Nikolas means "Victory of people".
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  1. A transliteration of Greek Νικόλας, a male given name used in Greece.

Nikolas was also found in the following language(s): Faroese

Notable Persons Named Nikolas

Nikolas Wallenda is an acrobat, daredevil, high wire artist, acrobatics, stunt performer, and tightrope walking. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Nikolas was born on January 24th, 1979 in Sarasota, Florida. Nikolas is also known as The King of the Wire (nickname).

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Nikolas Cassadine is a soap character.

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Nikolas Rose is a in the field of sociology. Nikolas was born in 1947.

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Nikolas Ledgerwood is a soccer player for the FC Edmonton, Calgary Mustangs (soccer), TSV 1860 München II, TSV 1860 München, SV Wacker Burghausen, FSV Frankfurt, SV Wehen Wiesbaden, SV Wehen Wiesbaden II, Hammarby Fotboll, MSV Duisburg, FC Energie Cottbus, and Canada men's national under–17 soccer team. Nikolas was born on January 16th, 1985 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nikolas

Alexa Nikolas is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Alexa was given the name Alexa Helen Nikolas on April 4th, 1992 in Chicago.

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Prince Nikolas is royalty. Prince was born as the child of Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia and Princess Margarita of Baden on March 15th, 1958 in London.

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Nikolas is an athlete for the Grêmio F.B.P.A. Academy.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1937 6 0 6
1949 5 0 5
1958 5 0 5
1960 6 0 6
1963 8 0 8
1964 6 0 6
1965 11 0 11
1966 10 0 10
1967 15 0 15
1968 19 0 19
1969 32 0 32
1970 18 0 18
1971 23 0 23
1972 30 0 30
1973 31 0 31
1974 34 0 34
1975 41 0 41
1976 28 0 28
1977 56 0 56
1978 109 0 109
1979 132 0 132
1980 127 0 127
1981 133 0 133
1982 136 0 136
1983 149 0 149
1984 169 0 169
1985 184 0 184
1986 201 0 201
1987 216 0 216
1988 289 0 289
1989 355 5 350
1990 438 0 438
1991 418 0 418
1992 443 0 443
1993 458 0 458
1994 491 0 491
1995 488 0 488
1996 599 0 599
1997 718 0 718
1998 1,007 0 1,007
1999 885 0 885
2000 739 0 739
2001 747 0 747
2002 744 0 744
2003 795 0 795
2004 1,065 5 1,060
2005 902 5 897
2006 780 0 780
2007 741 0 741
2008 674 0 674
2009 632 0 632
2010 591 0 591
2011 561 0 561
2012 550 0 550
2013 519 0 519
2014 492 0 492
2015 496 0 496
2016 497 0 497
2017 460 0 460
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Nikolas

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Popularity of Nikolas as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nikolas U.S.
  White 91.51% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nikolas

People with the last name Nikolas are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nikolas

  • How Popular is the name Nikolas? Nikolas is the 1,665th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nikolas was the 62,903rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nikolas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,514 babies born with the first name Nikolas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nikolas to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nikolas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1937 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nikolas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nikolas is Tuesday, September 5th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Nikolas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nikolas was in 2004 with a total of 1,060 babies. That's a lot of babies named Nikolas!
  • Random Nikolas Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nikolas is not a popular baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Nikolas: Your name in reverse order is Salokin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sklnoia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nikolas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 318 people with the last name Nikolas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nikolas? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nikolas 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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