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Pronounced NILL-s, not like Niles. Common nick name is Nisse, which is also what you call a small gnome/ Santa's little helpers. Tomtenisse is sort of "small santa".
-- Anonymous User  12/16/2005
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils is a famous work of fiction by the Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, published in two parts 1906 and 1907. The background for publication was a commission from the National Teachers' Association in 1902 to write a geography reader for the public schools.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Nils Ferlin was a Swedish poet.
-- Elphi  12/21/2005
Listen to the German pronunciation of Nils here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
-- _satu_  10/24/2006
The origin of the name is Scandinavian and it's a form of Neil.
-- Spazoe  4/8/2007
Nils is an adorable name for a little boy, and still doesn't seem ridiculous on an older man. It's short and easy to say. It seems like a good name to choose if you want an uncommon (but still nice-sounding) name.
-- NatashaBulgakov  4/6/2009
I think this name is very interesting, and could sound youthful or mature. :) It's strange, in a very good way.
-- -Julia-  9/6/2009
Nils Lofgren is a singer, songwriter, and rock musician who has played in Neil Young's and Bruce Springsteen's bands, as well as having a solo career.
-- shadow1999  10/29/2013

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