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Nils

See also: nils

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Nils m pl

  1. Town of the Rosselló district, in the Northern Catalonia, now part of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in France.

DanishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Swedish Nils. A variant of the more common Danish Niels.

Proper nounEdit

Nils

  1. A male given name.

GermanEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Nils

  1. A male given name borrowed from Swedish and Norwegian.

NorwegianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Medieval vernacular form of the Latin saint's name Nicolaus, Nicholaus, ultimately from Ancient Greek. Recorded in Norway since the 11th century. Cognate with English Nicholas.

Proper nounEdit

Nils

  1. A male given name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 13 799 males with the given name Nils living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 19th century. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

SwedishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Medieval vernacular form of the Latin Nicolaus, ultimately from Ancient Greek. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1455.

Proper nounEdit

Nils

  1. A male given name.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 137 988 males with the given name Nils living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1920s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.