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Nils name meaning

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nils mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nils

User Submitted Origins

Scandinavian
66%
Danish
16%
English
13%
African Dutch (Afrikaans)
6%

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International Interest
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Alt. Meaning

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

I is for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

Notable Persons Named Nils

Notable Persons Named Nils

BooBoo Stewart

BooBoo Stewart is an actor, stuntman, singer-songwriter, dancer, model, film director, and model (people). He was most prominent from 2004 to 2004. BooBoo was given the name Nils Allen Stewart, Jr. on January 21st, 1994 in Beverly Hills, California. BooBoo is also known as Boo Boo Stewart and Boo Boo Torra.

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Nils Lofgren

Nils Lofgren is a roots rock, heartland rock, blues rock, and hard rock musician, songwriter, and athlete. He plays Vocals, Guitar, keyboards, accordion, dobro, pedal steel guitar, banjo, Harp, Lap steel guitar, and Fender Stratocaster. His most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to present. Nils was given the name Nils Hilmer Lofgren on June 21st, 1951.

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Sir Nils Olav

Sir Nils Olav is a military person. Their military service ended in 1987.

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Carl Bildt

Carl Bildt is a Leader of the Moderate Party, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister of Sweden, High Representative for Bosnia, Herzegovina, Leader of theModerate Party, and Minister for Foreign Affairs (Sweden). Carl was given the name Nils Daniel Carl Bildt on July 15th, 1949 in Halmstad.

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Nils Petersen

Nils Petersen is a soccer player for the SC Freiburg, FC Carl Zeiss Jena, FC Energie Cottbus, FC Bayern Munich, FC Bayern Munich II, SV Werder Bremen, Germany national youth football team, and Germany national under-21 football team. Nils was born on December 6th, 1988 in Wernigerode.

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Nils Liedholm

Nils Liedholm was a soccer player for the Valdemarsviks IF, IK Sleipner, IFK Norrköping, A.C. Milan, and Sweden national football team. Nils was born on October 8th, 1922 in Valdemarsvik. He breathed his last breath on November 5th, 2007.

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  • Nils ”Nicke” Torvalds
    Politician
  • Nils Asther
    Actor
  • Gustaf Dalén
    Scientist
  • Nils Grandelius
  • Nils Petter Molvær
    Musician
  • Promoe
    Musician
  • Nils Ušakovs
    Mayor of Riga
  • Nils Landgren
    Musician
  • Nils Dardel
  • Nils Arne Eggen
    Soccer Player
  • Nils Christie
  • Nils Muižnieks
    President
  • Nils Quaschner
    Soccer Player
  • Nils Poppe
    Actor

Fun Facts about the name Nils

  • How Popular is the name Nils? Nils is the 5,418th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nils have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,962 babies born with the first name Nils in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nils to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nils? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Nils first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nils is Tuesday, February 27th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Nils born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nils was in 1970 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Nils Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nils is not a popular baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Washington have the same name in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Nils: The name spelled backwards is Slin. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lnsi. How do you pronounce that?
  • Nils name meaning

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