Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. NIK-əl-sən
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "son of Nicholas". A famous bearer of this surname is the American actor Jack Nicholson (1937-).

Related Names

VariantsNicholls, Nichols
Other Languages & CulturesNikolaev, Nikolov(Bulgarian) Nikolić(Croatian) Nikolajsen, Clausen, Klausen, Nielsen, Nissen(Danish) Claasen, Colijn, Coolen, Klaasen, Kolen, Kolijn, Kollen, Kool, Koole, Koolen, Kools(Dutch) Nikula(Finnish) Claes(Flemish) Nicolas, Colin(French) Nicolai, Cola(Italian) Nikolovski(Macedonian) Nilsen(Norwegian) Mikolajczak(Polish) Nicolescu(Romanian) Nikolaev(Russian) Nikolić(Serbian) Niklasson, Claesson, Klasson, Nilsson(Swedish)

Entry updated November 16, 2019