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Saint Nicholas was never canonized as a saint but rather it was a title given to him by the people when he was still alive.
name_guy  1/4/2005
Actually, Saint Nicolas was originaly not the bringer of Christmas gifts. He used to (and still does in many countries) have his own holiday. When Dutch and British settles came to America, Sinterklaas (another name for the Dutch name Sint Nicolaas) and the British Father Christmas combined/were messed up and became Santa Claus.
renee06  9/9/2007
Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus in USA) (270 - December 6, 346) is the common name for Nicholas of Myra, a saint and Bishop of Myra (in Lycia, part of modern-day Turkey). Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker.
Emilie007  12/20/2008
A famous person with this name is Nicholas Flammel, who is mentioned in both Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone/Philosopher's Stone and The Da Vinci Code.
echo_of_the_past  6/21/2005
Nicholas Flamel, as mentioned in Harry Potter, was a real French alchemist who was belived to have created a philosophers stone, know as the sorcerers stone in the English Harry Potter.
swordsmanoffire  12/14/2005
I think if I ever have twins I would name them Nicholas and Nicole.
elmorockz  10/17/2005
Nicholas was the main character in Charles Dickens' novel: NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2005
Santa Claus is referred to as Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
Nick Wheeler is a member of the All American Rejects.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
My brother's name is Nick and I think the name is quite classy and cute.
dani_08  3/6/2006
The name of my great grandfather, Nicholas is one of the few males names in my family tree that I would pass on to a son if I had one. It is a strong name in my opinion.
Missy  4/7/2006
Nicholas is a great name, strong, rugged, handsome is what comes to mind.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Makes me think of old fat guys in furry red suits. ho ho ho!
― Anonymous User  5/5/2006
Nicholas , "ÍÉÊÏËÁÏÓ" (NIKOLAOS) in Greek, is derived from the characterisation "O ËÁÏÓ ÔÇÓ ÍÉÊÇÓ" : O LAOS TIS NIKIS, which in Greek means "the people of victory", actually meaning "the victorious people".
basil  5/19/2006
Sorry guys, I did not know that Greek spelling does not appear. So, Nicholas comes from the ancient Greek name "Nikolaos", which has its synthetical origin from the characterisation "O LAOS TIS NIKIS", meaning "the people of victory" or rather "the victorious people". This is the exact meaning.
basil  5/19/2006
My dad's name is Nicholas which he shortens it to Nick. What I hate is that a lot of people think he spells Nick Nich, but I have never met anyone named Nick spelled like that! I think it fits him.
lauren_somebody  6/11/2006
In my opinion, this is a terrific name. If I ever have a son I plan on naming him Nicholas Brendan. *GORGEOUS*
Jen-Nigh  6/22/2006
I love the name Nicholas. It is so great. My name is Nicholas! The best thing is your nickname is Nick.
blueboy10  7/9/2006
Lots of people use the nickname Nick for Nicholas, but Cole is a nice, more uncommon nickname.
pink_floyd_fan  7/25/2006
Nicholas Colasanto (January 19, 1924 - February 12, 1985) was an American actor, best known for his role as Coach Ernie Pantusso on the popular sitcom "Cheers". He also directed various TV series, among them "Starsky and Hutch" and "CHiPs".
AndrewJKD  8/5/2006
The Devil is known as Old Nick.
breakofday  8/28/2006
King Nicholas is a character in Robert Newcomb's "Chronicles of Blood and Stone." At the end of the first book, a new character, Nicholas II, is introduced as the son of Prince Tristan.
Emmasj  9/15/2006
There is an author named Nicholas Sparks.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
Nicholas Hodgson of Kaiser Chiefs is a famous bearer.
Nava  12/27/2006
I love the nickname Cole for Nicholas. =)
unseenlove  2/3/2007
I'm English and looking at this website I spell my name Nicholas with an H and it really winds me up when people spell it NICOLAS because that isn't even English so get it right!
gulie55  2/17/2007
I like this name but I hate Nicky as I always thought it was a short form of Nicola not Nicholas.
gulie55  2/17/2007
When I think of this name it says sexy, joyful and pure in heart and intelligent.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2007
I like this name. It is my cousin's name. It is very common where I live, but I still like it. I also like the meaning of it "victory of the people".
CharlieRob  5/7/2007
My name is Nicholas and I fit the name's desceription well, but people think of me as the description of Nick and that's what they call me.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2007
Nick Carter, former member of the boy band "The Backstreet Boys," bears this name.
Emmasj  8/25/2007
I don't really like it. It sounds very English and upperclass like Richard, Michael and Jonathon.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2007
I had strongly considered this name for my baby, but a family name won over. I still love this name, it's a strong name, pretty, and sexy. Sounds like a clever person, too.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2007
I used to love this name and its nickname counterpart "Nick", but now the name is so overused. I know at least 25 Nicks!
spaz123  12/2/2007
Sir Nicholas Winton - British stockbroker who organised the kindertransport which saved mainly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia and Austria after Kristallnacht.
ElizainEngland  12/25/2007
Along with Nicholas Flammel, another Nicholas in Harry Potter is Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, or "Nearly Headless Nick" as he is more commonly called.
kezia12345  12/25/2007
Honestly I know it's a popular name, but I don't think I know enough Nicholas's.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2008
The name of Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers.
dreamflower  2/9/2008
Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme and Darcy La Pier have a son Nicholas Van Varenberg, born 1995.
Karcoolka  2/15/2008
It's a good classic name but to me it always sounded a bit Eastern European.
johann14  3/6/2008
Number 15 for boys in 2005.
Patricia Underwood  7/10/2008
Football player Joe Montana and Jennifer Wallace have a son Nicholas Montana (born 28 April 1992).
Emilie007  11/17/2008
Nick Collins, a free safety for the Green Bay Packers, is one of the up-and-coming stars of pro-football. He went to my high school (several years before me) and is a real hometown hero, so the name Nicholas fits him pretty well! I've always liked the name, but Nick has made me like it even more!
britto08  3/18/2009
I like this name a lot. I'd nickname them Nick or when they're little Nicky. This name sounds strong and wholesome.
knd_leigh713  4/25/2009
Nicholas Brendon, an actor most famous for playing Xander Harris on the show 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer', is a famous bearer.
DestructoGirl  5/17/2009
Actor Matt Craven and make-up artist Sally Sutton have a son Nicholas Crnkovich, born 1992.
MaggieSimpson  9/16/2009
Santa Claus or St Nicholas is buried in the cathedral of the Italian city of Bari. Sailors from there stole the body from what is now Turkey in order to save it from Muslim invaders.
Anton  3/11/2010
Both Nicholas White (keyboard) and Nicholas Murray (drums) are in the California based indie band The Young Veins. Both boys, however, go by Nick.
Sharley  3/15/2010
This is a gorgeous name with a great meaning, but it's soooo popular.
Chrila96  8/29/2010
I never liked this name and I remember when I was little me and my friend used to joke and laugh and my friend would see Nicholas and call him "hi Nichol-A**"
― Anonymous User  1/1/2011
My sons name is Nicholas and he is 7 years old. When I hear the name Nicholas I think of a handsome boy or man with a cheeky/charming personality. This description matches my son Nicholas perfectly. I think it's a great name. Nicknames my son gets are Nick, Spud-Nick, Nicky etc.
Kimberley  8/13/2011
Nick Nolte: born Nicholas King Nolte. He is an American actor, comedian, and film producer.
GibsonGirl  8/14/2011
I love the name Nicholas. It's handsome, masculine, adorable, and a timeless classic with plenty of nickname options. Plus it's just really fun to say. Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas... yep, got a ring to it. I like it.
LittleSamGirl  8/18/2011
Nicholas is my all-time favorite male name. It seems perfect. For me it brings thoughts of a tall, attractive, strong man who is smart and comical, but can be serious if need be. I usually hate nicknames (funny that I hate 'nick'names) but love "Nick" for a nickname. Go figure.
GibsonGirl  8/18/2011
Yeah, this is a nice name. But the other day, my friend was trying to tell me a story about something that happened to her, and there was not one, not two, but THREE Nicks involved which made it very hard to understand! It took forever to finish the story because I was confused about what Nick she was talking about every time she said "Nick"! Anyway, it was pretty comical, and lead me to believe thoroughly that this name has been used waaaaay too much!
willarose93  12/25/2011
Nicholas D. Wolfwood, the wondering preacher from Trigun.
Azraelfinalstar  4/8/2012
Nicholas was the oldest son of Alexander II of Russia and his wife Maria. She was engaged to Dagmar of Denmark, but he died suddenly age 21. His younger brother became Emperor and married Dagmar.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Nicholas Breakspear was the birthname of Pope Adrian IV (Pontificate between 1154-1159). He was the first and only English pope ever.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
Nicholas was the son of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
Nicholas is a great name. It's classic, yet not boring. The nickname Nick has always reminded me of a strong, good-looking guy, and Nicky is adorable for a little boy.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2012
Name of the Day: December 25, 2012.
― Anonymous User  12/25/2012
I love this name, along with the nickname Nick, although unfortunately there aren't very many people who just go by Nicholas. It's a classic name that to my surprise was extremely popular in the 90's. I mean, I knew it was popular, but I didn't know it had been in the top 10. Despite it's popularity, I've only known one person named Nicholas, (nick) and one boy named Nicolas, who went by his full name. I prefer Nicholas personally.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2013
Nicholas is not used in French, only Nicolas.
lillinparadise  2/26/2013
I love Nicholas. I wish more people would go by Nicholas rather than Nick. Nick is nice too, but nowhere near as handsome as Nicholas, in my opinion :)
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
This is one of those names that sound lovely in the full version (Nicholas), but have been kind of ruined by the nicknames (Nick). To me, Nick sounds like a guy from a 90s boy band! Nicholas, on the other hand, sounds strong and handsome.
webbess10  12/10/2013
I am mixed on this name. In high school, there was a jocky kid I loathed named Nicholas, but also, my father's friend name was Nicolas (no H) and he was unbelievably nice, but the high school Nicholas still kind of ruins it for me. I also hate the nickname "Nick".
Jason Malcolm  4/23/2014
In france, it's always spelled Nicolas. As in Nicolas Flamel (the real spelling ;-) ) Otherwise the pronunciation would be different.
luxsword  4/28/2014
Nicholas is okay, it's not the best, but not the worst. My older brother's name is Nicholas, but few people call him Nick. He doesn't really like Nick, so my family doesn't call him that. The name Nicholas is a very strong-like name, too!
silverstar  5/23/2014
Nicholas Courtney played Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewert in Doctor Who. Between this character in audios and serials, and his character in "The Daleks' Master Plan" (Brett Vyon), he acted with almost every actor to play the Doctor in Doctor Who.
VoraLundar  6/17/2014
Pretty much the most classy and handsome sounding boys name I've ever heard.
twlightblack11  12/30/2014
A handsome and classy name that will a suit a male at any age. I definitely want to name my son this (if I ever have one!).
nicolemichaela  12/31/2014
Nicholas is a handsome and very classy name. I can't find any faults with this name so I rate this name 10/10. I know a Nicholas who's totally nice and polite. :)
― Anonymous User  2/26/2015
This is the best name ever imnsho. Like other people said, it is a good strong name and I love the meaning. I love this name.
WhyNicholasIsTheBest  6/16/2015
Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury of Marvel Comics and adaptions: soldier, spy, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson.
Feorsteorra  7/1/2015
Nicholas is good strong name in my opinion. I love the fact it can be shortened to Nick as well.
dallywally  7/5/2015
Nicholas Culpeper (1616-1654) was an astrologer, botanist, and physician, and championed medicinal access for the poor.
earthnut  8/3/2015
Australian musician Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave, b.1957, is a famous bearer. He's best known for being the lead singer of Nick Cave and the Black Seeds.
Cynthiana  9/17/2015
Steven Segal played a part in the movie *** "Above the law" *** in the movie he was named Nico or Nicola... He was the man that stood up for what was right and what was just and was willing to battle anybody that believed anything other than in the good of people.
Alone he was a physical human superhero with no more than the skills of his martial arts to defend what he believed in.
johnthebaptist  11/2/2015
In fiction the character Nick Charles, aka The Thin Man played by William Powell in the Thin Man movies of the 1930s-40s.
Steven clarke  12/15/2015
Way too overused.
― Anonymous User  1/7/2016
A very strong name for strong people. Fits anyone on special assignment, to save the people; liberate the people; bring hope, freedom and emancipation to the people. NICOLE is the name I am inspired to take for my beloved daughter.
aizayabee  2/16/2016
My boyfriend's name is Nicholas and my name is Nikel. We both call each other Nick/Nik usually and it really bothers him when people spell his nickname as "Nich." Yes, that may be how his name is correctly spelled fully, but he prefers it as Nick. I also have a friend named Niklaus (Neek-lows). He prefers to go by Nik and is often infuriated when people call him Neek. Nicholas is a very nice sounding name to me. And all of the confusion between Nick, Nik, Nich, and Neek can be solved quite easily if we just ask people how they prefer their name to be spelled and/or said.
Nik_K13  3/20/2016
I've always loved my name, I can't think of any other name I'd rather have. It suits me perfectly. I go by Nick more often than Nicholas, but I like both forms just as much. I think they kind of balance each other out; the short form is more informal, but it has a nice ring to it and is really masculine, while Nicholas is more formal and refined.
-Nick-  4/30/2016
It's a nice sounding name, and when I was little I named a stuffed giraffe toy I had Nicholas, ha ha. But over the years I lost a lot of my liking for it, as it sounds boring to me now, and I don't love the nickname Nick.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
People with this beautiful name are reliable to suffer but will triumph at last and will surely be a victor and not a victim.
Nicholas Chisom  11/11/2016
I'm 15, and this is is probably one of the most common names I've heard. In every class I've been in there's at least been one Nick. It's so common I have a joke that instead of the phrase "every Tom, Dick, and Harry" it should be "every Matt, Josh, Nick, and Jake" since Nicholas/Nick (along with Matthew/Matt, Joshua/Josh, and Jacob/Jake) are ubiquitous with people my age.
mdo19  2/6/2017
My name is Nicholas, everyone calls me Nick. I used to hate my name, but now that I'm actually thinking about my name I'm starting to like it a lot! I think it's a great name!
DundiculutNicholas  2/20/2017
Nicholas "Nick" Burkhardt is the main character of the 2011 NBC supernatural drama series 'Grimm'. He is played by American actor David Giuntoli.
Feorsteorra  7/28/2017
Love Nicholas! I plan to name my son Nicholas. Not after St. Nick (Christmas) but St. Nicholas of Tolentino (patron saint of animals).
Colleencg  8/12/2017
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (18 May 1868 - 17 July 1918), the final Emperor of all Russias. He was murdered in an execution-style murder by executioner Yakov Yurovsky, followed by his family seconds later.
Official Name Critic  11/18/2017

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