The history of the name Nicholas involves the patron saint of children (not to mention sailors and wolves—cool!) who would later become known as good ol’ Santa Claus. It reached it’s peak in popularity in the mid-90s and has been holding steady in the top 100 ever since. Nicholas is also a versatile name because of the many nicknames associated with it like Nick, Nicky, Klaus, Cole, and Nico.


  • greek: Victorious

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 3

Famous Namesakes:

Actor Nicholas Brendon, Actor Nicolas Cage, Singer Nick Jonas, Singer Nick Lachey

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Vanna White, Son of Gene Simmons, Son of Phil Collins, Son of Marilu Henner