Nicholas
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
NIK-ə-ləs
Meaning
People's triumph
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Nicholas originates in Greek language and means "people's triumph". It has been a popular masculine given name for centuries and in different spellings all over the world. One of the famous bearers was Saint Nicholas, bishop of Lyra, who most likely serves as an inspiration for Santa Claus. In the United States, Nicholas has been frequently used for a very long time now.

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Nicholas Braun - actor
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Nicholas Ray - film director
Nicholas Setta - football player
Nicholas Stone - artist

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