Namesakes

Bishops of Rome and the Popes: 5 popes, 1 antipope
Nicholas I the Great   858-867  
Nicholas II   1058-1061  
Nicholas III   1277-1280  
Nicholas IV   1288-1292  
Nicholas   1328-1330  
Nicholas V   1447-1455  
Danish Kings and Queens: 1 king
King Niels (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1104-1134  
Fictional Characters from Books: 3 characters, 1 hero
Nicholas Nickleby   1839   Nicholas Nickleby  
Nikolai Rostov (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1869   War and Peace  
Nick Carraway (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1925   The Great Gatsby  
Nicholas Rubashov   1940   Darkness at Noon  
Fictional Characters from Television: 1 character
Nick Fallon (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Fictional Characters from Traditional Tales: 1 character
Santa Claus (a.k.a. Nicholas)   European  
Hurricanes and Tropical Storms: 1 storm
Storm Nicholas   2003  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 peace
(peace) Nicholas Murray Butler   1931  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 6 actors, 1 magician
Nicholas Lyndhurst   1961-  
Nicholas Rowe   1966-  
Criss Angel (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1967-  
Nicholas Brendon   1971-  
Nicholas Burns   1977-  
Nicholas D'Agosto   1980-  
Nicholas Hoult   1989-  
Notable Artists: 1 painter
Nicolas Poussin (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1594-1665  
Notable Athletes: 3 football, 3 rugby, 2 tennis, 1 cricket, 1 soccer, 1 track
(cricket) Learie Constantine (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1901-1971  
(tennis) Paul Haarhuis (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1966-  
(rugby) Nick Easter (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1978-  
(soccer) Nick Rimando (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1979-  
(rugby) Tom Youngs (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1987-  
(football) Nick Fairley (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1988-  
(rugby) Nick Phipps (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1989-  
(football) Nick Bellore (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1989-  
(track) Nicholas Bett   1990-2018  
(football) Nic Jacobs (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1991-  
(tennis) Nick Kyrgios (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1995-  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 1 explorer
Niccolò de' Conti (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1395-1469  
Notable Musicians: 2 composers
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1844-1908   classical  
Nicholas Hooper   c. 1967-     
Notable Philosophers and Thinkers: 2 philosophers
Nicholas of Cusa   1401-1464  
Niccolò Machiavelli (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1469-1527  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 astronomer
Nicolaus Copernicus (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1473-1543  
Olympic Medalists: 3 bronze, 2 gold/silver, 2 silver, 1 gold
(bronze) Nick Whitehead (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1960   4x100 m relay  
(silver) Nicholas Sprenger   2004   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver) Nicholas Willis   2008   1500 m  
(gold/silver) Zac Purchase (a.k.a. Nicholas)   2008; 2012   rowing  
(gold) Nick Skelton (a.k.a. Nicholas)   2012   equestrian  
(gold/silver) Nick Thoman (a.k.a. Nicholas)   2012   swimming  
(bronze) Nick McCrory (a.k.a. Nicholas)   2012   diving  
(bronze) Nick Goepper (a.k.a. Nicholas)   2014   freestyle skiing  
Russian Grand Dukes and Tsars: 2 tsars
Tsar Nikolai I (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1825-1855  
Tsar Nikolai II (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1894-1917  
Saints: 18 blessed, 11 saints
Saint Nicholas   ?-343  
Saint Nicholas   820-867  
Saint Nicholas the Pilgrim   ?-1094  
Blessed Nicholas Giustiniani   ?-1180  
Blessed Nicholas Puglia   1197-1265  
Saint Nicola of Tolentino (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1245-1305  
Blessed Nicholas Fortiguera   ?-1270  
Blessed Nicholas Hermansson   1331-1391  
Saint Nikola Tavelić (a.k.a. Nicholas)   c. 1340-1391  
Saint Nicholas of Hungary   ?-1369  
Blessed Niccolò Albergati (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1375-1443  
Saint Niklaus von Flüe (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1417-1487  
Blessed Nicolás Factor (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1520-1583  
Blessed Nicholas Garlick   1555-1588  
Saint Nicolaas Pieck (a.k.a. Nicholas)   ?-1572  
Saint Nicolaas Poppel (a.k.a. Nicholas)   ?-1572  
Blessed Nicholas Woodfen   ?-1586  
Blessed Nicholas Horner   ?-1590  
Blessed Nicholas Postgate   1597-1679  
Blessed Nicolas Steno (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1600-1686  
Saint Nicholas Owen   ?-1606  
Blessed Nicolas Roland (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1642-1678  
Saint Nicholas The   ?-1839  
Blessed Mykola Konrad (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1876-1941  
Blessed Nicola of Gesturi (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1882-1958  
Blessed Mykola Charnetsky (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1884-1959  
Blessed Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung   1895-1944  
Blessed Mykola Tsehelskyi (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1896-1951  
Blessed Nikolaus Gross (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1898-1945  
Shakespearian Characters: 2 characters
Nicholas   Taming of the Shrew  
Sir Nicholas Vaux   Henry VIII  
Title Characters: 1 book, 1 book/musical, 1 song
(song) Nick (a.k.a. Nicholas)   1963   Little Saint Nick  
(book) Nicholas   1967   Nicholas and Alexandra  
(book/musical) Nicholas Nickleby   1839; 1980   Nicholas Nickleby; The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby