Nicholas (plural Nicholases)
- A male given name. Best known for St. Nicholas of Myre, on whom Father Christmas is based.
1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):: Act II, Scene I:
- Sirrah, if they meet not with Saint Nicholas' clerks, I'll give thee this neck.
- 1871–72, George Eliot, Middlemarch, Chapter 53
- I must call you Nick - we always did call you young Nick when we knew you meant to marry the old widow. Some said you had a handsome family likeness to old Nick, but that was your mother's fault, calling you Nicholas. Aren't you glad to see me again?
- A patronymic surname.
- Santa Claus
- male given names: Colin, Claus, Klaus, Nichol, Nicol
- pet forms: Nick, Nicky, Nico, Kolya
- female given names: Colette, Nicola, Nicole, Nicki, Nikki
male given name