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Meaning of Niels

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The name Niels has the following meaning:

The best or champion or "cloud".
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Niels is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

There are no available USA popularity statistics for the name Niels for the past 100 years. However, the following chart shows the popularity ranking for the name Neil, of which the name Niels is a variant.
USA baby name statistics


The name Niels is very likely a(n) Danish variant of the name Neil.

See other suggested Danish boy baby names.

You might also like to see the other variants of the name Neil.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Niels and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Niels: Boys - Edric, Ewing, Mack, Monroe, Sheridan, Girls - Arline, Aylin, Colleen, Deirdre, Elvie, Ena, Fidelma, Lular, Mckayla, Merna, Nealie, Both genders - Brogan


The name Niels is a variant of Neil. Other popular variants of the name Neil are: Neal (English), Neale, Neall, Nealle, Nealon, Neele, Neihl, Neilan, Neile, Neill, Neille, Neils, Nels, Niall (Irish), Niel, Niels (Danish), Nigel (English), Nil, Niles, Nilo, Nils (Scandinavian), Nyle (Scandinavian), Nyles


We think the name Niels should fall under the following style category: Celtic.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Niels to be: High achiever with a good personality

In one word, you might describe Niels as a(n) "high achiever" person.

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