Niels

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Danish younger form of Niglæs (see Niklas) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Related Names

Niels
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Níels
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Icelandic

See also Nielseraq, Nils, Nilsine

Patronyms

  • Danish: Nielsen (♂), Nielsdatter (♀)
  • Norwegian: Nielsen (♂) [6], Nielsdatter (♀)
  • Old Swedish: Nielson (♂), Nielsson (♂), Nielssøn (♂), Nielsøn (♂) [7]
  • Swedish: Nielson (♂), Nielsson (♂)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Niels
Genitive: Niels'
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Niels
Accusative: Niels
Dative: Nielsi
Genitive: Niels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Niels
Genitive: Nielsin
Partitive: Nielsiä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Niels
Genitive: Niels'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Niels
Genitive: Niels' / Niels

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Namesakes

  • Niels (circa  1065 – 25 June 1134), King of Denmark from 1104 to 1134
  • Niels Ebbesen (1308 - 2 November 1340), Danish squire and national hero
  • Niels Juel (8 May 1629 – 8 April 1697), Danish admiral
  • Niels Ryberg Finsen, 15 December 1860 – 24 September 1904, Faroese physician and scientist and Nobel laureate NNNobel.png (Physiology or Medicine, 1903)
  • Name of the main character in Jens Peter Jacobsen's novel "Niels Lyhne" (1880)
  • Niels Kaj Jerne, 23 December 1911 – 7 October 1994, Danish immunologist and Nobel laureate NNNobel.png (Physiology or Medicine, 1984)
  • Aage Niels Bohr, 19 June 1922 – 8 September 2009, Danish nuclear physicist and Nobel laureate NNNobel.png (Physics, 1975)

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[9]
0 n.a. 37428 n.a.
Norway Norway[10]
0 n.a. 619 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[11]
0 0 535 1064
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a. 148
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Niels(m) Sources: [11][9][10][12]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Niels(m) Sources: [13]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Niels(m)

Sources: [11] [9] [10] [12]

References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Olav Veka: Norsk etternamnleksikon (2001)
  7. Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  8. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. details see Name Statistic tables