Baby name Nicholas
Meaning:victory of the people
Pronunciation:ni cuh lus
Description: Nicholas comes from the Greek name ‘Nikolaos’, derived from the words for ‘victory’ and ‘people’. St Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop of Myra in Lycia. He became the patron saint of both Greece and Russia, as well as of children, merchants, pawnbrokers and sailors. His feast day is 6th December, and one of his roles is said to involve the bringing of gifts to children at Christmas (as Father Christmas, or Santa Claus – from the Dutch ‘Sinterklaas’. Famous bearers of this name include Nicholas Cage (actor) and numerous Popes.
Statistics for Nicholas
From 1996 to 2015 the name 'Nicholas' was given to 13.041 Boys, representing 0,20% of the total 6.402.657 Boys registered since 1996.
Registrations by Year of name 'Nicholas'
This chart shows the registrations of name 'Nicholas' in England and Wales per year since 1996
It is possible to see that the registrations name 'Nicholas' varied from 397 to 1.385 per year.
Rank Popularity by Year of name 'Nicholas'
This chart shows the popularity of name 'Nicholas' in England and Wales per year since 1996
It is possible to see that name 'Nicholas' varied from rank 52 to 149.