US Popularity:166
Meaning:people of victory
Nicholas gets its winning vibes from Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. It also carries a Christmas vibe, thanks to the popularity of Saint Nick, best remembered for delivering gifts to children all over the world. As saints go, Nicholas is busy and pretty booked—he also is the patron saint of Greece, Russia, children, and sailors. Once a czar’s name in Russia and a biblical name in the New Testament, Nicholas made the top 10 from 1993 to 2002. Nicknames for Nicholas include Nick, Nicky, and Cole.

Famous People Named Nicholas

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Hudson Nicholas Lachey
    Son of Nick Lachey
  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • Nicholas
    Katharine and Prince Edward

Nicholas Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Nicholas is currently #558 on The Bump
Boy:Nicholas is currently #161 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nicholas is currently #166 in U.S. births
Boy:Nicholas is currently #64 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 7
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Nicholas, May 2020

  • Name Doctor, Nicholas

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 146

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