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ˈnɪk ə ləs, ˈnɪk ləsnicholas

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nicholas, Saint Nicholas, St. Nicholasnoun

    a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)

Wiktionary

  1. Nicholasnoun

    . Best known for a legendary St. Nicholas, associated with Father Christmas.

  2. Etymology: From Νικόλαος, from νικάω + λαός

Wikipedia

  1. Nicholas

    Nicholas is a male given name and a surname. The Eastern Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Anglican Churches celebrate Saint Nicholas every year on December 6, which is the name day for "Nicholas". In Greece, the name and its derivatives are especially popular in maritime regions, as St. Nicholas is considered the protector saint of seafarers.

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  1. nicholas

    Nicholas is typically a male first name of Greek origin meaning "victory of the people". It is derived from “Nike” the Greek Goddess of victory, and “Laos” meaning people. There are many notable people with the name including saints, royalty, and popes. Especially popular is Saint Nicholas, known as the traditional model for Santa Claus.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nicholas

    the name of five Popes: N. I., St., surnamed the Great, Pope from 858 to 867, asserted the supremacy of the papal see, Festival, Nov. 13; N. II., Pope from 1058 to 1061; N. III., Pope from 1277 to 1280; N. IV., Pope from 1288 to 1292; N. V., Pope from 1447 to 1456, after the capture of Constantinople by the Turks, took the exiled Greek scholars under his protection, fostered the learning of the East, and laid the foundation of the Vatican Library by the collection of over 5000 Greek and Latin MSS.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. NICHOLAS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nicholas is ranked #1258 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Nicholas surname appeared 27,922 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Nicholas.

    73.2% or 20,464 total occurrences were White.
    17.1% or 4,780 total occurrences were Black.
    4.2% or 1,184 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 670 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 483 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.2% or 341 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nicholas' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3838

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nicholas in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nicholas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Nicholas in a Sentence

  1. Robert Bullard:

    Lots of the people who were hit hard by Winter Storm Uri still need to get their ceilings fixed or the sheetrock in their homes fixed, but they don't have money for repairs when they keep getting hit, winter Storm Uri was in February, but then there was Hurricane Ida and then Hurricane Nicholas. They just keep coming. And it's very traumatic. The mental health piece is big.

  2. Helena Ramsay:

    That's my girl, Helena Ramsay, nicholas Dworet, handsome boy.

  3. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    We have seen a lack of stability over 30 years and four governors, said Nicholas Alahverdian. We have seen a lack of care. And now — in an election year — we have seen a complete and utter lack of bureaucratic mastery to obliterate the red tape and provide tangible, enduring solutions to children and adolescents in state care.

  4. Nicholas Saunders:

    The sword is especially unique as it is the only one discovered in 1,500 early medieval graves so far found in Prague Castle, perhaps Nicholas Saunders was a Slav from a neighboring region, who had mastered Old Norse as well as Slavonic, or perhaps Nicholas Saunders regarded Nicholas Saunders as a genuine Viking.

  5. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    It shows that even though I paid in blood, I still have some worth to the State, Nicholas Alahverdian says, somewhat sarcastically and clearly shaken by the letter he received from the state. As a dollar sign, apparently.

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