What Does The Name 'Nicholas' Mean?


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Thanks to pagan tradition setting the president for the christian calender after the conversion to christianity sain nick or santa claus also became the figure representative of the devil who had previously been worshipped over the christmas period in the heathen religion. Thus in the late middle ages the name nicholas took on a rather opposing meaning than 'victory of the people' and in fact became evil incarnated. The etymology of this meaning can be traced back through the dutch/german language of the middle ages brought to england by the anglo-saxons
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Evelyn Vaz answered
Nicholas is basically a boy's name. It is a Greek origin, which means "victorious people". In biblical terms it is one of seven "qualified men" in the first-century Christian congregation. Nicholas comes from the Greek word Νικὀλαος, Nikolaos, which is a combination of the words for "victory" (Nike) and "people" (laos). This name gained its fames with Saint Nicholas of Myra, who is considered to be the Father Christmas (known as Santa Claus in the USA).

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The name Nicholas means victory!
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Alishba Khan answered
Nicholas means
Origin: Greek
Meaning: People's victory. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of children, sailors, and pawnbrokers - Santa Claus is based on this saint.

Origin: Shakespearean
Meaning: 'King Henry the Eighth' Sir Nicholas Vaux.
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sof sof answered
The male given name Nicholas is derived from the Greek Νικόλαος, Nickólaos, a combination of the words for "victory" and "people"
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A carefree giraffe that doesnt mind having to wait for line to got to the bathroom.

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