Popularity today: #13
Style: Greek, Saints, Timeless
Nicknames: Nick, Cole, Nico, Niels, Nikos, Colin, Klaus
Variants: Nicolas, Nickolas, Nikolas, Nicholaus, Nils
Sisters: Emily, Sarah, Victoria, Caroline, Natalie
Brothers: Benjamin, Alexander, Christian, Nathaniel, Timothy
Nicholas made its big leap in popularity back in the '70s, but it hasn't lost any of its zing. Its crackling rhythm, unique among classic English boys' names, still rings with its Greek origins. International forms of the name like Nils and Nico are worth considering as nicknames.