Scandinavian variation of Nicholas
"people of victory"

Nils Origin and Meaning

The name Nils is boy's name of Norwegian origin meaning "people of victory".
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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Famous People Named Nils

  • Nils AstherSwedish actor
  • Nils Allen Stewart Sr.American stuntman and actor
  • Nils Allen "BooBoo" StewartAmerican actor
  • Nils HaugenAmerican politician
  • Nils Patrik Johanssonheavy metal vocalist
  • Nils BergstromSwedish ice hockey player
  • NilsJoel Englund, Swedish cross,country skier
  • Nils EricsonSwedish inventor and engineer
  • Nils FrykdahlAmerican musician
  • Nils LiedholmSwedish footballer and coach
  • Nils LofgrenAmerican musician
  • Nils PetersenGerman footballer
  • Nils TryggSwedish woodcarver
  • Nils LuderowskiSwedish,American architect

Nils in Pop Culture

  • Nilsfictional bard in the Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken video game
  • Nils Holgerssonmain character of "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils," a novel by Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf
  • Nilscharacter in Double Fines video game, Psychonauts