Male, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Nicholas

Nicholas is the English form of Ancient Greek Nikolaos meaning “victory of the people”, made up from Ancient Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Nicholas is also a surname originating from the given name.

Nicknames: Nick, Nicky/Nickie, Cole

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Nikolaos (Ancient Greek)
  • Nikolaus (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Nickolas (English)
  • Nikola (Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Czech, Basque, Medieval Slavic)
  • Nicola (Italian)
  • Niccolo (Italian)
  • Niccolò (Italian)
  • Nicolò (Italian)
  • Nicolao (Italian)
  • Nikolai (Russian, Bulgarian)
  • Nicolai (Danish, Norwegian)
  • Nikolay (Russian, Bulgarian)
  • Colin (English)

 

Female forms:

  • Nicole (French, English, Dutch, German)
  • Nichole (English)
  • Nicholle (English)
  • Nickole (English)
  • Nicolette (French, English)
  • Nicollette (English)
  • Nichola (English)
  • Nikola (German, Polish, Czech, Slovak)
  • Nicola (German, Czech, English)
  • Nikole (Basque, English)
  • Nikkole (English)
  • Nicolina (Italian)
  • Nicoletta (Italian)
  • Nikolina (Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian)
  • Nikoleta (Greek)
  • Nikol (Czech, Bulgarian)

 

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