Its source is Nikolaos, a Greek name meaning "Victorious people."
In Spanish, this name is spelled with an accent -- Nicolás.
This boy's name is used in French and Spanish.
The name Nicolas ranked 137th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 427th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name, like the female names Berenice and Veronica, contains an element derived from Nike, the name of the Greek goddess of victory.