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Origin: Greek
Meaning: People Triumph

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Nicholas

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Nicholas in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Nicholas:

  • Records indicate that 862,369 boys in the United States have been named Nicholas since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1995, when 29,152 people in the U.S. were given the name Nicholas. Those people are now 25 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Nicholas

    82% Approval Rating
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      32 Positive Comments

  • "I am Nicholas Liam, and have always loved my name, except my middle name which no one ever heard of when I was younger. but now Liam is more popular than Nicholas ever was! Everyone in my family calls me Nicky, which I hated when I was a certain age. Almost no one has ever called me Nicholas, except one girlfriend (I loved to be called Nicholas by her) and my parents when I was in trouble...which was often. People in fiction and life named Nick or Nicholas are almost always interesting and energetic and popular. The best name ever...and Nick is the original nick name!" Jan. 21, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nicholas. People often spell it wrong, but it is still a good name. I like it very much. People tried to call me Nicky as well." Mar. 30, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son this and I used,to always watch nickolodeon as a kid. I didn't make the conbection til later. I wanted to name him xavier but so many kids around that time has the name. So its nicholas xavier..." Mar. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sons name is nicholas and he is 7 years old. he is a handsome blonde haired little boy with a big personality. He loves life, loves playing pranks and being a typical boy. He has tons of energy and is always happy and has the best personality ever. I think Nicholas is a great name and makes an good impression on people." Oct. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriend's name is nicholas and he's the sweetest, most thoughtful guy ever :)" Sep. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I prefer to go by Nick, other than that it's a pretty nice name. Someone once spelled my name "Nic" instead of "Nick". People mistake it for "Dick" or something." May. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Nikora (Nee-core-rah) which is the Maori (NZ) pronunciation of Nicholas. Way cool!" Mar. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name.=D I like a guy named Nicholas, so its kinda expected. The thing is...... everybody spells it as nicolas, without the 'h'." Mar. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is a beast. I had my name nicholas for about 20 years before i changed it to rocko." Feb. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Iam called Nicholas and am totally in love with my name you get exactly what it means in life.." Sep. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My cousin's name is Nicholas Joseph, and I guess you could say that he has a little bit of "devil" in him, but he's only 8, so I guess it's normal." Mar. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name cause my boyfriend is name nicholas were totally in love!" Jan. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name as it's my second son's name. My name is Nicole so we gave him the male equivalent of my name which is "Nicholas"." Jan. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a very versatile name which I first enjoyed from "Eight is Enough." 15 years later I named my one and only son Nicholas." Jan. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Nicholas because it was the only male name my husband and I agreed on. We both looked through a baby name book and wrote down the ones we liked and then compared our lists. Nicholas won hands down!" Jul. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "If we have a baby boy in the future, we'll probably name him Nicholas." Jun. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Nicholas. It's a strong name for a boy and we call him Nico as a nickname. The challenge will be, when he goes to school, for people NOT to call him Nick." Feb. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name Is Nicholas I love it I know heaps of other nicks so its very common." Feb. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and i named our newborn son Nicholas. We wanted something classic, and with my husband's name being Rick, Nick was the next best thing to junior." Dec. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "A great name for a boy. Can also be shortened to Nick which is easier to say and spell." Oct. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a wonderful name. I've liked it all my adult life and recommended it to a friend for her new son. And she named him Nicholas! Yay!" Sep. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nicholas. I'm one hundred percent Greek and I kick ass!" Sep. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name it is my boyfriends name and i think it's sexy!!!" Jul. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My "guy friend's" name is Nicholas. And I really like it. It can be formal-Nicholas or friendly-Nick. It's a multi-purpose name. And it's cute" Jul. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nicholas; my sister named her younger son Nicholas after me as well. Very few people can get away with calling me "Nick" however. I think shortening it is a tragic thing to do to such a wonderfully classic, strong name." Mar. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nicholas is a really cool name. I've had it for 16 years now and haven't had any problems apart from one! People calling me "nicky" lol. Really don't like it but probably personal preference!" Jan. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is named Nicholas and we love it! People NEVER pronounce it incorrectly, however they spell it wrong quite often!" Jan. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Two thumbs way way up on this one guys. A sure winner with the ladies. Call for a good time 679-5666" Dec. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "It comes from the greek 'nike' - victorious and 'populous' - people" Dec. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've been "Nick" all my life. Now in my professional circumstances i'm beginning to prefer "Nicholas" since it sounds much more mature and unlike a soap opera character." Nov. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our so Nicholas because it was a strong name and no one would misspell it. He is 4 and can even spell it well." Nov. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a brother named Nicholas. Nobody pronounces it wrong and spelling isn't an issue. When he was in first grade, he wanted people to only call him Nicholas. Then he tried to write it, and he decided to be called Nick. lol" Aug. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      7 Negative Comments

  • "My names nicholas and I hate it. First of all my mom doesn't even like the name Nick so what was she thinking naming me nicholas. Everyone calls me nick, even adults and teachers. 2nd is it's way too popular! My high school soccer team has 7 nicks so we can never tell who the coach is taking to and it's rare to have a class without another nick" Nov. 23, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nicholas and I hate it so much. It just sounds so snobby and upper-class and I hate it! That's why I prefer to be called Nick. All the adults and stuck-up snobs at school call me Nicholas which sets an example for everyone else to call me that. It makes me seem like a rich snob. I hate my name." Jun. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. and evryone around me knows it. This is why they predict that in the future, my husban will be called that, and all our kids too XD" Nov. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "its like nick carraway from great gatsby I HATE THAT BOOK" Nov. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ugh. My ex's name was Nick. He was probably the most selfish, egocentric jerk in the history of selfish egocentric jerks." Sep. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "because nick bersten has that name i dont liek it :) x" Feb. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just picture a meek little wussy bot when I hear this name. It's sort of on the same level as "Stewart" or "Timothy"" Jan. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Nicholas Mico I'm from Rwanda i like my name ?nicolas? so much" Dec. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my boyfriends name and I really do love it :) he is a very sweet man I love his name!" Sep. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Nicholas is the best! I named my son Nicholas and he hates it now at 12 years old. Some kids started calling him Nickelodeon and he hates it, but recently we were at the library and a young adult at the counter told my son that his name was Nicholas and that the name "takes you places". I think my son is still processing what this means lol. Nicholas is a strong name that translates to "manly". I'll never regret naming him Nicholas." Jun. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "ohh yeah nick. thing i like about this name, it rhymes with everything. haha i hope to name my son this someday and call him Nick JR. haha" Feb. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "omg my hot sexy son is named that omg my son is super hot" Oct. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my boy Nicholas back in 92. I love the name even now. When he was 10 he exclusively started going by "Nick" which I knew would probably happen. The one thing I have noticed is that anyone else with the name of Nick or Nicholas seems to be a very busy boy with tons of energy and full of pranks and a bit of "devil" in them." Sep. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate


  • "My husband and I really enjoyed Nick and Nora from the Thin Man movies from the 1930's and named our oldest son, born 1990, Nicholas. I had trouble when he was younger with people (both adults and other children) trying to call him Nicky. I just couldn't see him as an adult being called Nicky so we would just say that we preferred Nick. As a teenager, he's really happy we did." Jul. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i just named my new born son Nicholas. My wife and i named him 15years ago when we first got together. he has a twin sister Kira." Jun. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend called Nicholas, he has shortened his name to Nic, no K you notice, he wanted to be different ha ha!!" Jun. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nicholas is one of my best friends.No one pronounces it wrong but sometimes spells it wrong.Though his name is a boys name Nicholas looks like a girl!" Jun. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Nicholas, but am frustrated when people call him Nicky. I really don't like Nicky as a nickname, I prefer Nicholas or Nick." Apr. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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