Niels

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Gender: Male Origin of Niels: Danish variation of Nicholas; Dutch diminutive of Cornelius Meaning of Nicholas: Greek, "people of victory"

The name Niels is a boy's name of Danish origin. Niels and is often added to lists like Dutch Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name your 28 Kids! (7 sets of Quads)".

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Famous People Named Niels

King Niels, Danish king 1104 - 1134
Niels Bohr, Danish Physicist and Nobel prize winner
Niels Ryberg Finsen - winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology
Niels Kaj Jerne, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Pop Culture References for the name Niels

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