Nils

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Nils mpl

  1. Town of the Rosselló district, in the Northern Catalonia, now part of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in France.

Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Swedish Nils. A variant of the more common Danish Niels.

Proper noun[edit]

Nils

  1. A male given name.

German[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Nils

  1. A male given name borrowed from Swedish and Norwegian.

Norwegian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Medieval vernacular form of the Latin saint's name Nicolaus, Nicholaus, ultimately from Ancient Greek. Recorded in Norway since the 11th century. Cognate with English Nicholas.

Proper noun[edit]

Nils

  1. A male given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 13 799 males with the given name Nils living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 19th century. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Medieval vernacular form of the Latin Nicolaus, ultimately from Ancient Greek. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1455.

Proper noun[edit]

Nils

  1. A male given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 137 988 males with the given name Nils living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1920s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.