Name: Nicholas

Origin and Meaning of the Name Nicholas

  • Meaning:
    Victory of the people
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (NIK oll ass)
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Miscellaneous Info for Nicholas

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    There are various saints named Nicholas, the most famous of whom is St Nicholas of Myra. His name became Santa Claus and, combined with his reputation for secretly-giving gifts, he became associated with Father Christmas.

    'Nicholas Nickleby' is a novel by Charles Dickens.

    There were two Russian tsars named Nicholas. The second was tsar during the First World War, and was deposed by the Russian Revolution of 1917.

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