The 50 Best Middle Names for Nicholas

Having a baby soon?

You’ve got a TON of work to do, from setting up the nursery, to buying newborn supplies, to choosing his name!

Names can have a profound impact on how someone feels about themselves and how they are perceived by others. Therefore, it’s essential to take some time when choosing your baby’s name.

When you think about the importance a name has, it’s clear why people will scroll through Google for hours looking for the perfect moniker.

The middle name may not be as well-known if you are too focused on the first name.

That’s why I’ve been putting together my How To Pick A Middle Name series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your son!

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a boy named Nicholas.

I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.

It’s a great help!

Middle name ideas for a boy named Nicholas

Let’s jump right into the list, just in the Nick of time! (I know.

These are just ideas to stimulate your brain. Most of them come from real parents of real Nicks and Nicholases, plus there are a few suggestions of my own thrown in for good measure. Good luck!

  1. Nicholas Alexander

  2. Nicholas Anthony

  3. Nicholas August

  4. Nicholas Braden

  5. Nicholas Bryce

  6. Nicholas Bryson

  7. Nicholas Carson

  8. Nicholas Carter

  9. Nicholas Christopher

  10. Nicholas Collin

  11. Nicholas David

  12. Nicholas Drake

  13. Nicholas Elias

  14. Nicholas Elijah

  15. Nicholas Evan

  16. Nicholas Everett

  17. Nicholas Francis

  18. Nicholas George

  19. Nicholas Gregory

  20. Nicholas Halen

  21. Nicholas Hayden

  22. Nicholas Isaac

  23. Nicholas Isaiah

  24. Nicholas James

  25. Nicholas Jaxon

  26. Nicholas Lucas

  27. Nicholas Luke

  28. Nicholas Matthew

  29. Nicholas Michael

  30. Nicholas Maxwell

  31. Nicholas Oliver

  32. Nicholas Owen

  33. Nicholas Parker

  34. Nicholas Patrick

  35. Nicholas Philip

  36. Nicholas Presley

  37. Nicholas Preston

  38. Nicholas Robert

  39. Nicholas Russell

  40. Nicholas Sean

  41. Nicholas Seth

  42. Nicholas Steven

  43. Nicholas Thomas

  44. Nicholas Tyler

  45. Nicholas Vance

  46. Nicholas Vincent

  47. Nicholas Westin

  48. Nicholas William

  49. Nicholas Xander

  50. Nicholas Zachary

My favorite middle names for Nicholas are Nicholas Patrick and Nicholas Presley.

I like how these “P” names flow so well with the name Nicholas. There are many options, so make sure you choose the one that sounds best to you.

Meaning of the name Nicholas

According to BabyCenter, Nicholas is of Greek origin and means “victory of the people.”

It shares some history with Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.

The name Nicholas came in at number 116 on the popularity list for boys names of 2021. It has dropped 16 spaces from 2020 to number 116 on the popularity list boys names of 2021.

Some famous people with the name Nicholas are actors Nicholas William Hamilton and Nicholas Caradoc Hoult.

Wrapping Up

Need more ideas?

Here’s what to do:

Browse discussion forums like Babycenter or Nameberry. There are tons of old threads there filled with dozens of middle name ideas for Nick and Nicholas. You can also start your own thread and get a new idea.

If you’re not 100% sold on the name Nicholas yet, check out some other popular boy names like Isaiah, Max, or Jude.

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We hope this helps!

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