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Origin of the name NIKOLAOS.
Etymology of the name NIKOLAOS.
Meaning of the baby name NIKOLAOS.

  

NIKOLAOS (Νίκολαος).  Greek name meaning "victor of the people," from nike "victory" and laos "people."

... After belonging to one of the seven first deacons, and to the founder of a heresy doomed in the Apocalypse, this name came to the Bishop of Myra, from whom it acquired a curious legendary fame that made it universal�St. Nicholas. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

The Patriarch Nikolaos, the mystic who had been deposed by Leo VI. for opposing his fourth marriage, (A.D. 908,) was reinstated by Alexander, who acted in opposition to most of his brother's measures, A.D. 912. (History of the Byzantine Empire, Finlay, 1908)

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