September 13, 2014 § 5 Comments
From the Greek “Nikolaos”, meaning “victory of the people”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Cai, Caj, Claes, Claus, Col, Colas, Cole, Colet, Colin, Collin, Kai, Kaj, Kay, Klaas, Klaes, Klas, Klaus, Kolya, Miklos, Mikolas, Miksa, Mykola, Neacel, Nels, Nic, Niccolo, Nichol, Nichols, Nick, Nickie, Nickolas, Nicky, Nico, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolas, Nicolaas, Nicolaos, Nicolau, Nicolaus, Nicolo, Nicos, Niek, Niels, Nigul, Nik, Nika, Nikko, Niklas, Niklaus, Niko, Nikola, Nikolai, Nikolaj, Nikolajs, Nikolaos, Nikolas, Nikolaus, Nikolay, Nikoloz, Nikos, Niksa, Nikusha, Nils, Nixon, Nykko, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Nicholas Snowe, the neighbor whose farm is next to the Ridd’s in location and importance, and whose three daughters hope to catch John Ridd’s attention, in Lorna Doone, by R.D. Blackmore (written in 1869, set in the 1670s-1680s).
– Nicholas Blake (1904-1972), pen name of English poet and novelist Cecil Day-Lewis
– Nicholas Mosley (b. 1923), English novelist.
– Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718), English dramatist, poet, and writer.
– Nicholas Sparks (b. 1965), American novelist and screenwriter.