Nils

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Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

1) Swedish younger form of Nighils [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

2) Danish younger form of Niels [7] [8]

Related Names

Nels
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Danish Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Niila
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Niilá
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Sami
Niilas
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Finish Norwegian Sami Swedish
Niiles
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Niillá
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Sami
Niillán
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Sami
Niillas
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Finish Norwegian Sami Swedish
Niilo
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Finish Norwegian Swedish
Niilsi
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Greenlandic
Niilu
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Nila
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Sami Swedish
Nilá
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Sami
Nilán
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Sami
Nilas
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Danish Norwegian Sami Swedish
Nilke
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Sami
Nilla
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Nillá
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Sami
Nillo
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Nills
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Danish
Nilpa
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Sami
Nilppi
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Nils
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Níls
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Icelandic
Nilsa
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Sami
Nilse
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Greenlandic Sami
Nilseus
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Norwegian
Nilss
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Old Swedish

See also Nelius, Nila, Nipa, Nisse

For female forms see Nemine, Nilsine

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Nilsen Denmark Norway
Nilson Old Swedish Sweden
Nilssen Norway
Nilsson Old Swedish Iceland Sweden
Nilssøn Norway
Nilsøn Norway

Female

Nilsdatter Denmark Norway
Nilsdotter Old Swedish Norway Sweden
Nilsdóttir Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see NIL (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Nils
Genitive: Nils'
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Nils
Accusative: Nils
Dative: Nilsi
Genitive: Nils
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Nils
Genitive: Nilsin
Partitive: Nilsiä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Nils
Accusative: Nils
Dative: Nils
Genitive: Nils
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Nils
Genitive: Nils'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Nils
Genitive: Nils' / Nils

Name Days

Norway Norway

6 December

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

6 December

Sweden Sweden

8 October

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Trivia

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[13]
36527 139311 3 18 36524 139293
Norway Norway[14]
12472
n.a.
0
n.a.
12472
n.a.
Finland Finland[15]
n.a.
7457 0 0
n.a.
7457
Denmark Denmark[16]
2210
n.a.
0
n.a.
2210
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[17]
28 39
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[18]
4 5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: 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 Nils (m) Sources: [13][16][14][15]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Nils (m) Sources: [19]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Nils (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Nils (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Nils (m)


References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  4. Assar Janzén: Personnamn (1947)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Märit Frändén: Svenska kyrkan och det samiska namnskicket (2016)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  8. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, census of 2011, http://www.stat.gl/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  12. IKEA 2016, http://www.ikea.com/
  13. 13.0 13.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. 15.0 15.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  16. 16.0 16.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  17. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  18. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  19. details see Name Statistic tables