Nicolas Family History
Nicolas Name Meaning
Spanish (Nicolás) French Walloon Breton and West Indian (mainly Haiti): from the personal name Nicolás (Spanish) Nicolas (French Breton) from Greek Nikolaos (see Nicholas ). In France this surname is most common in Brittany. English (southern England and Glamorgan): variant of Nicholas . Greek: from a variant of the personal name Nikola(o)s (see Nicholas ) or in most cases an (American) shortened form of any of various Greek derivatives of this personal name e.g. Nikolaidis or Nikolaides which are also spelled Nicolaidis and Nicolaides . See also Nikolas compare Nicola . Americanized form of Croatian and Serbian Nikolaš (see Nikolas ) or of any of various Serbian Macedonian or Bulgarian patronymics from the personal name Nikola ‘Nicholas’; see Nickolas compare Nicola .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press