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Nils

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Gender: Male Origin of Nils: Scandinavian variation of Nicholas Meaning of Nicholas: Greek, "people of victory"

The name Nils is a boy's name of Norwegian origin. Nils and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Like Lars, Sven, Niels, and Nels, an unjustly neglected straightforward Scandinavian name. Surname Nilsson or the anglicized Nelson derives from Nils.

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Comments

kenzarty Says:

2017-11-25T00:45:04

I had a childhood friend with this name. But he pronounced it nill-zz

katinka Says:

2016-03-04T07:25:04

Love the simplicity and quiet strength of this name. No nickname required.

MaryKathryn Says:

2014-05-08T19:50:47

Oh okay! Thanks! I don't exactly know how I feel about this name.

OpheliaFlora Says:

2014-05-07T15:39:17

Like Neal with an s at the end.

namenerd8 Says:

2014-05-07T15:37:16

@MaryKathryn I knew a guy named Nils and he pronounced it as NEELS

MaryKathryn Says:

2014-05-07T12:31:36

How do you pronounce this?