Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. NILS
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Meaning & History

Scandinavian form of Nicholas.

Related Names

VariantsClaes, Klas(Swedish) Nels(Danish)
DiminutiveNis(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesNikollë(Albanian) Nicolaus, Nikolaos(Ancient Greek) Nikola(Basque) Mikalai, Mikalay(Belarusian) Nikola, Nikolai, Nikolay(Bulgarian) Nicolau(Catalan) Nikola, Nikica, Niko, Nikša(Croatian) Mikuláš, Mikoláš, Mikula, Nikola(Czech) Nicolaas, Kai, Klaas, Nick, Nico, Niek, Nikolaas(Dutch) Nicholas, Colin, Collin, Collyn, Kai, Nic, Nick, Nickolas, Nicky, Nik, Nikolas(English) Nikolao, Niĉjo(Esperanto) Nigul(Estonian) Niklas, Kai, Klaus, Launo, Niclas, Niilo, Niko(Finnish) Nicolas(French) Kai, Kay, Klaes(Frisian) Nicolau(Galician) Nikoloz, Nika, Niko, Nikusha(Georgian) Niklas, Nikolaus, Claus, Kai, Klaus, Nickolaus, Nico, Nicolaus, Niko(German) Niklaus(German (Swiss)) Nicolaos, Nikolaos, Nik, Nikolas, Nikos(Greek) Miklós, Nikolasz, Kolos, Miksa(Hungarian) Nioclás(Irish) Niccolò, Nicola, Nico, Nicolao, Nicolò(Italian) Nikolajs, Klāvs, Niklāvs(Latvian) Klaos(Limburgish) Klaas(Low German) Nikola, Nikolče, Nikolche(Macedonian) Nikora(Maori) Nichol, Nicol, Col(Medieval English) Mikołaj(Polish) Nicolau, Nico(Portuguese) Nicolae, Neculai, Nicu, Nicușor(Romanian) Nikolai, Nikolay, Kolya(Russian) Niillas, Nilas(Sami) Nicol(Scottish) Neacel(Scottish Gaelic) Nikola, Nikica(Serbian) Mikuláš(Slovak) Miklavž, Nikola, Nikolaj, Nik, Niko(Slovene) Nicolás, Nico(Spanish) Mykola(Ukrainian)
Surname DescendantsNelson, Nilsen(Norwegian) Nelson, Nilsson(Swedish)
User SubmissionNíls

Popularity

People think this name is

youthful   wholesome   strong   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Estonia: December 6
Latvia: June 19
Norway: December 6
Sweden: October 8

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Entry updated January 22, 2019