Meaning: Its source is Nikolaos, a Greek name meaning "Victorious people."
Languages: This boy's name is used in English and Romanian.
Alternative Spellings: Nickolas
Feminine Forms: Nicole
Non-English Forms: Nels, Nickolaus, Nicolaas, Nicolai, Nicolas, Nicolaus, Nicolo, Niels, Niklas, Niklaus, Nikola, Nikolaas, Nikolai, Nils, Nicolae, Nikolaus, Klaas, Mikolaj, Mikolas, Miklós, Niccoló, Kolja, Kolya and Nikolas
Source Forms: Nikolaos
Popularity: The name Nicholas ranked 9th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics, 64th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census and 9th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1994 US Census.
This name is highly rated both on the 1990 U.S. Census list and in state data recording the most popular baby names.
- Nicholas Murray Butler (born 1862, died 1947)
American educator who helped establish the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
- Nicholas Longworth
U.S. Representative from Ohio.
- Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1925-31 (see list of Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives)
- St. Nicholas
Fourth-century Christian leader.
- Patron saint of children, virgins, sailors and thieves (see list of Religious Leaders)
- Nicholas I - V
Roman Catholic leaders.
- Five popes served under this name, from Nicholas I (858-867) to Nicholas V (1447-1455) (see list of Religious Leaders)
- Hurricane or tropical storm (see list of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Names)
Science and Philosophy
- Nicholas Copernicus (born 1473, died 1543)
- Wrote De Revolutionibus Orbum Coelestium, which detailed his theory that the earth rotates daily and it and the other planets revolve around the sun (see list of Mathematicians, Physicists & Astronomers)
Stage and Screen
- Nicholas Bradford
- Portrayed by Adam Rich (see list of Characters on ''Eight is Enough'')
- Nicholas Colasanto (born 1924, died 1985)
- Portrayed Ernie ''''Coach'''' Pantusso from 1982-85 (see list of Actors on ''Cheers'')
- Nicholas Lea
- Portrays Agent Alex Krycek (see list of Actors on ''The X-Files'')
- Nicholas Newman
- Character on the soap opera ''''The Young and the Restless'''' (see list of Characters on ''The Young and the Restless'')
- Nicholas Pryor
- Portrays Chancellor Arnold (see list of Actors on ''Beverly Hills 90210'')
- Nicholas Turturro (born 1962)
- Portrays Det. James Martinez (see list of Actors on ''NYPD Blue'')
The Literary World
- Nicholas Dante (born 1941)
- 1976 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, for A Chorus Line (see list of Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama)
- Nicholas D. Kirstof
- 1990 Pulitzer Prize winner for International Reporting (see list of Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting)
- Nicholas Rowe (born 1674, died 1718)
- Poet Laureate of England, 1715-18 (see list of English Poets Laureate)
- Saint Nick
- Mr. Snickles
- Nicholas pickle-ous parson's nose
- Knicker-less girls shouldn't climb trees
- Nick, Nick potato chip
- Nicholas Nickelby
Someone who is constantly mischevious is said to be ''full of old Nick'' (the devil).
In British slang, ''the nick'' refers to a police station.
To ''nick off'' is a British verb meaning to play hookey or to be truant.
St. Nicholas is another name for the figure also known as Santa Claus.