Other Origin(s):German, Greek, Scandinavian
Meaning:Victory of the people; Nordic mythological creature
Nisse is a gender-neutral name with Swiss-German and German roots. Thanks to Germany being one of Switzerland’s four official languages and the strong trade relations with Scandinavian countries, you’ll find plenty of German and Scandinavian influence in names like Nisse. It acts as a variant of the Scandinavian name Niels, which in turn, comes from the Greek name Nicholas. Translating to “victory of the people,” this name is sure to inspire baby’s future success. Nisse is also the name of a mythological creature in Nordic folklore, usually associated with winter and the holiday season. Though originating in Scandinavia, the name and its fantastical meaning made its way to Switzerland in the early 1900s. Whether your bundle of joy grows up to lead others to victory or play a vital role in the next big movement, the name Nisse is sure to remind them that they’re destined for glory.
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