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Gender: M Meaning of Nicholas: "people of victory" Origin of Nicholas: Greek Nicholas's Popularity in 2013: #54

Nicholas, though it has lost some ground (it was in the Top 10 from 1993 to 2002), is still a popular classic that would make an attractive, solid choice. A Greek name stemming from Nike, the goddess of victory, it is a New Testament name also well used in literature, as in Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby.

And then there's St. Nicholas who, in addition to bringing bags of toys once a year, is also the patron saint of schoolchildren, mechanics, sailors, scholars, brides, bakers, travelers, and Russia, where the name was a star of the czarist dynasty.

Along with this historical depth, Nicholas, and nicknames Nick and Nicky, project an aura of masculine panache, and has long been a favorite of writers for rich boy, Romeos, thugs and detective characters.

Offshoots Cole and Colin have long had lives of their own.

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Famous People Named Nicholas

Saint Nicholas, 4th-century Greek Bishop of Myra
Nicholas I-V, popes
Nicholas I and II, Emperors of Russia
Nicholas I, King of Montenegro
Nicholas of Cusa, German philosopher, theologian, jurist, and astronomer
Nicholas Charles Sparks, American novelist
Nicholas William Peter "Nick" Clegg, Deputy British Prime Minister
Nicholas Rodney "Nick" Drake, English singer-songwriter
Nicholas King "Nick" Nolte, American actor
Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Braun, American actor
Nicholas Thompson "Nick" Swisher, American baseball player
Nicholas Meyer, American screenwriter
Nicholas Caradoc Hoult, English actor
Nicholas Pegg, British actor, director and writer
Nicholas Briggs, English actor, writer and director
Nicholas James MacDonald Patrick, British-American astronaut
Nicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas, American pop singer
Nicholas Scott "Nick" Lachey, American pop singer and TV personality
Nicholas John "Nick" Frost, English actor/comedian and screenwriter
(Benjamin) Nicholas "Nick" Monroe, American tennis player
Nicholas Peter "Nick" Grimshaw, English DJ
(Christopher) Nicholas Parsons, English radio and TV presenter
Nicholas Heath, Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor
Nicholas "Nick" Valensi, American guitarist of The Strokes
Nicholas John "Nick" Robinson, American actor
Nicholas Komor, American fashion designer of TV's "Under the Gunn"
Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon, American actor and TV presenter
Nicholas Chapman, son of TV personality Dog the Bounty Hunter
Nicholas Edward Gonzalez, American actor
Nicholas Brendan (Schultz) American actor; twin to Kelly Donovan
Nicholas James "Nick" Adenhart, American baseball player
Nicholas "Nicky" McDonald, Scottish singer
Nicholas Aaron "Nick" Young, American basketballer
Nicholas Louis "Nick" Noonan, American musician of band Karmin
Nicholas Hugh "Nick" Brown, British MP
Nicholas Fred "Nick" DeCarbo, American NFL player
Nicholas Allen "Nick" Masset, American baseball player
Nicholas Tatambuka, birth name of Nick Nola, Ugandan R&B singer
Nicholas George "Nick" Roman, American NFL player
Nicholas DeRobbio (b. 1997), son of actress Sheree J. Wilson & Paul DeRobbio
Nicholas Savalas, brother of actress Nicolette Sheridan, son of actor Telly Savalas

Pop Culture References for the Name Nicholas

Nicholas Nickleby, Dickens novel and its main character
Old St. Nicholas, another name for Santa Claus
Nicholas Benedict, character in "Mysterious Benedict Society" series
Nicholas Banks, Will's baby cousin on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Nicholas "Nick" Charles, detective in Dashiell Hammett's "The Thin Man" novels and film series
Nicholas "Nick" Amaro, Detective on Law & Order SVU

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