Nils

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Male Male Name

Usage

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

Origin and Meaning

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

2) Danish younger form of Niels [6] [7]

Related Names

Nels
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Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Niila
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Niilá
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Sami
Niilas
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Finish Swedish
Niiles
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Niillá
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Sami
Niillán
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Sami
Niillas
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Sami
Niilo
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Niilsi
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Greenlandic
Niilu
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Nilá
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Sami
Nilán
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Sami
Nilas
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Nilke
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Sami
Nilla
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Nillá
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Nillo
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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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Nilss
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Old Swedish

See also Nelius, Nilsine, Nipa and Nisse

Patronyms

  • Danish: Nilsen (♂), Nilsdatter (♀)
  • Icelandic: Nilsson (♂), Nilsdóttir (♀)
  • Norwegian: Nilssen (♂), Nilsen (♂), Nilsdatter (♀), Nilsdotter (♀)
  • Old Swedish: Nilsson (♂), Nilson (♂) [8]
  • Swedish: Nilsson (♂), Nilson (♂), Nilsdotter (♀)

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

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&
Sweden Sweden[10]
2 8 39474 138691
Norway Norway[11]
0 n.a. 13033 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[12]
0 n.a. 2273 n.a.
Finland Finland[13]
0 0 n.a. 7178
  #: 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: [10][12][11][13]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Nils(m) Sources: [14]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Nils(m)

Sources: [10] [12] [11] [13]

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. 6.0 6.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  7. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  9. IKEA 2016, http://www.ikea.com/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. details see Name Statistic tables