Nicholas

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From Middle English Nicholas, from Old French Nicholas, from Latin Nīcolāus, from Ancient Greek Νικόλαος (Nikólaos), from νίκη (níkē, victory) + λαός (laós, people)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnɪk.ə.ləs/, /ˈnɪk.ləs/
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Nicholas (plural Nicholases)

  1. A male given name. Best known for St. Nicholas of Myre, on whom Father Christmas is based.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French Nicholas, from Latin Nīcolāus, from Ancient Greek Νικόλαος (Nikólaos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnikɔlas/, /ˈnikɔlau̯s/

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Nicholas

  1. A male given name associated with Saint Nicholas of Myra.

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