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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nikolaus

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Alt. Meaning

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

I is for independent, a balance between being overly reliant and alone

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

U is for understanding, you show for others.

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

Notable Persons Named Nikolaus

Nikolaus August Otto was an engineer. Nikolaus was born on June 10th, 1832 in Holzhausen an der Haide. He passed away on January 26th, 1891.

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt is a cellist and conductor. Nikolaus was born on December 6th, 1929 in Berlin.

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Nikolaus von Falkenhorst is a military person. His military service ended in 1944.

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Nikolaus Pevsner was a history of art, art, and architecture historian. Nikolaus was given the name Nikolaus Bernhard Leon Pevsner on January 30th, 1902 in Leipzig. He passed away on August 18th, 1983.

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He holds the title Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg. Nikolaus was born as the child of Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, and Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on August 10th, 1897 in Oldenburg (Oldenburg). He died on April 3rd, 1970.

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Nikolaus was born on December 24th, 1895 in Neumark. He breathed his last breath on October 26th, 1959.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nikolaus

Prince Nikolaus is royalty. Prince was born as the child of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Countess Georgina von Wilczek on October 24th, 1947 in Zürich.

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He holds the title Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg. Nikolaus was born as the child of Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, and Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on August 10th, 1897 in Oldenburg (Oldenburg). He died on April 3rd, 1970.

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Hofreiter was born on May 8th, 1904 in Linz. He died on January 23rd, 1990.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1955 5 0 5
1966 7 0 7
1968 8 0 8
1969 7 0 7
1970 9 0 9
1971 8 0 8
1972 9 0 9
1973 6 0 6
1974 13 0 13
1975 10 0 10
1976 12 0 12
1977 17 0 17
1978 47 0 47
1979 67 0 67
1980 70 0 70
1981 64 0 64
1982 52 0 52
1983 56 0 56
1984 51 0 51
1985 50 0 50
1986 63 0 63
1987 67 0 67
1988 73 0 73
1989 71 0 71
1990 75 0 75
1991 89 0 89
1992 96 0 96
1993 66 0 66
1994 98 0 98
1995 87 0 87
1996 80 0 80
1997 78 0 78
1998 86 0 86
1999 75 0 75
2000 72 0 72
2001 68 0 68
2002 54 0 54
2003 64 0 64
2004 63 0 63
2005 52 0 52
2006 40 0 40
2007 35 0 35
2008 48 0 48
2009 43 0 43
2010 43 0 43
2011 27 0 27
2012 29 0 29
2013 25 0 25
2014 47 0 47
2015 21 0 21
2016 23 0 23
2017 26 0 26

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nikolaus U.S.
  White 96.70% 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 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nikolaus

People with the last name Nikolaus are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nikolaus

  • How Popular is the name Nikolaus? Nikolaus is the 5,944th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nikolaus was the 42,163rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nikolaus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,452 babies born with the first name Nikolaus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nikolaus to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nikolaus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nikolaus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nikolaus is Wednesday, September 4th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Nikolaus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nikolaus was in 1994 with a total of 98 babies.
  • Random Nikolaus Factoid: According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nikolaus is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 11 babies in California have the same name as you in 1986.
  • Weird things about the name Nikolaus: Your name in reverse order is Sualokin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Snlaouik. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nikolaus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 515 people with the last name Nikolaus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nikolaus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nikolaus as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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