Nicholas

Nicholas - A unique male name



  Apr 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Nicholas, meaning people of victory, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #141. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Nicholas and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Nicholas? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Nicholas. The baby boy name Nicholas was given to 7,653 baby boys in 2012, ranking #49 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 214 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Nicholas peaked in popularity 18 years ago in 1999 on position 5.



Famous with this name

Nicholas Hoult
Nicholas Turturro
Nicholas Cairis


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Nicholas is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Nicholas is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #12 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #130.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Nicholas is where you live.


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Nicholas origin and meaning

Nicholas is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means people of victory. To see famous people named Nicholas, pop culture references for the name Nicholas and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Nicholas

We've found the following names that sound similar to Nicholas, sorted by popularity.

Nicolas / Nickolas / Nikolas / Nicholaus / Nicklaus / Nikolaus / Nicklas / Nikolaos / Niklas / Nickolaus /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201249
201142
201037
200932
200829
200720
200617
200515
200413
200312
20029
20016
20006
19995
19986
19976
19966
19956
19949
19938
199212
199112
199014
198914
198814
198716
198617
198519
198420
198321
198222
198121
198017
197915
197825
197751
197677
197580
197480
197384
197299
1971123
1970123
1969123
1968117
1967129
1966138
1965150
1964159
1963155
1962155
1961159
1960153
1959156
1958154
1957152
1956147
1955141
1954134
1953131
1952127
1951122
1950125
1949137
1948143
1947143
1946144
1945151
1944150
1943149
1942142
1941149
1940155
1939157
1938164
1937163
1936160
1935160
1934167
1933164
1932165
1931150
1930147
1929143
1928142
1927138
1926134
1925133
1924123
1923122
1922122
1921116
1920124
1919124
1918113
1917110
1916107
1915106
1914101
1913113
1912113
1911123
1910141

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey12
New York20
Connecticut20
Rhode Island27
District of Columbia32
Pennsylvania35
Massachusetts37
Florida37
Illinois37
New Hampshire40
Alaska40
Maryland42
Delaware44
California51
Virginia51
Maine52
Georgia54
Michigan58
Vermont58
North Carolina60
Ohio63
South Carolina64
New Mexico65
Arizona68
Missouri69
Texas69
Louisiana72
West Virginia74
Arkansas75
Wisconsin75
Minnesota76
Mississippi76
Colorado77
Alabama78
Washington79
Hawaii80
Indiana80
Kansas82
Tennessee85
Nevada86
Kentucky91
Nebraska93
Oregon96
Utah99
Iowa101
North Dakota109
Montana112
South Dakota117
Idaho124
Wyoming129
Oklahoma130

Even more about Nicholas


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Nicholas a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Nicholas?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1999
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Nicholas
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 214
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +7,653

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