Nicolas (given name)


Nicolas or Nicolás may refer to
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Nicholas Nicholas, Nickolas, Nikolas, Nikolaus or Nicolas is a male given name; Nicholas is also used as a surname. The Eastern Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Anglicanism, Anglican Churches celebrate Saint Nicholas every year on Dec ...

. The given name ''Nicolas'' is widely used in France () and Brazil (). The variant Nicolás () is widely used in Spanish-speaking countries. The variant Nicola (), while mistakenly considered feminine in parts of the English-speaking world, is a popular male name in Italy, although ''Nicolas'' is also sometimes used, especially amongst Italian Americans and Latin Americans of Italian descent.



* Prince Nicolas of Belgium (born 2005), grandson of King Albert II * Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland (born 2015), grandson of King Carl XVI Gustaf * Nicolas-Alexandre, marquis de Ségur (1695–1755), French aristocrat *
Nicolas Anelka Nicolas Sébastien Anelka (; born 14 March 1979) is a French professional football manager ''Football Manager'' (also known as ''Worldwide Soccer Manager'' in North America from 2004 to 2008) is a series of football management simulation ...

Nicolas Anelka
(born 1979), French footballer *
Nicolas Cage Nicolas Kim Coppola (born January 7, 1964), known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and filmmaker. Born into the Coppola family, Cage is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award The Academy A ...
(born 1964), American actor *
Nicolas ChalvinNicolas Chalvin (born 1969) is a French contemporary conductor and oboist players from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, 13th century An oboist (formerly hautboist) is a musician who plays the oboe or any oboe family instrument, including the oboe d'amo ...
(born 1969), French conductor and oboist * Nicolas Chumachenco (1944–2020), Polish violinist *
Nicolas Coutelot Nicolas Coutelot (born 9 February 1977) is a retired professional male tennis player from France who reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 87 in May 2002. He also failed a drugs test in 2004 and was suspended for two months (cannabis ...
(born 1977), a French tennis player *
Nicolas Devilder
Nicolas Devilder
(born 1980), Coutelot's French compatriot and tennis player *
Nicolas Flamel Nicolas Flamel (; 1330 – 22 March 1418) was a French people, French scrivener, scribe and manuscript-seller. After his death, Flamel developed a reputation as an alchemy, alchemist believed to have discovered the philosopher's stone and to hav ...
( 1330 – 22 March 1418), French alchemist *
Nicolas Hayek Nicolas George Hayek (19 February 1928 – 28 June 2010), was a Swiss businessman of Lebanese descent, co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of The Swatch Group, with principal headquarters in Biel/Bienne. Early life and education Hayek was b ...
(1928–2010), Lebanese-American Swiss businessman and founder of Swatch * Nicolas Heurtaut (1720–1771), French wood carver and furniture designer *
Nicolas de Jong
Nicolas de Jong
(born 1988), a Dutch basketball player *
Nicolas Kiefer Nicolas Kiefer (; born 5 July 1977), is a former German professional tennis Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (Types of tennis match#Singles, singles) or between two teams of two players ea ...
(born 1977), a German former tennis player *
Nicolas Mahut Nicolas Pierre Armand Mahut (; born 21 January 1982) is a French professional tennis Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (Types of tennis match#Singles, singles) or between two teams of two p ...
(born 1982), Devilder's French compatriot and tennis player * Nicolas Meizonnet (born 1983), French politician *Nicolas Nkoulou (born 1990), Cameroonian footballer *Nicolas Roeg (1928–2018), English film director *Nicolas Rothwell, Australian journalist and author *Nicolas Sarkozy (born 1955), French politician and former president of France


(Spanish variant) * Nicolás Aguirre (basketball) (born 1988), a professional Argentine basketball player * Nicolás Aguirre (footballer) (born 1990), an Argentine professional association football player * Nicolás Almagro (born 1985), a Spanish professional tennis player * Nicolás Falczuk (born 1986), an Argentine professional association football player * Nicolás Avellaneda (1837–1885), an Argentine journalist, professor, and President * Nicolás Zúñiga y Miranda (1865–1925), a Mexican presidential candidate and eccentric * Nicolás Guillén (1902–1989), a Cuban poet, journalist, political activist, and writer * Nicolás Guillén Landrián (1938–2003), a Cuban experimental filmmaker and painter * Nicolás Lapentti (born 1976), an Ecuadorian professional tennis player * Nicolás Maduro (born 1962), president of Venezuela * Nicolás Massú (born 1979), a Chilean Olympic champion tennis player * Nicolás Palacios (1854–1931), a Chilean physician, writer and political activist * Nicolás Pauls (born 1973), an Argentine actor * Nicolás Pereira (born 1970), a retired Venezuelan tennis player * Nicolás Tauber (born 1980), an Argentine-Israeli professional association football player * Nicolás Terol (born 1988), a professional Spanish motorcycle road race

See also

*Nicolas (disambiguation)#Surname *Nicola (name) *Nicolae (name) *Nicolai (given name) *Nicolaj *Nicolao *Nicolau *Nicolay (disambiguation), Nicolay {{Given name English masculine given names French masculine given names Spanish masculine given names German masculine given names