Niels is a Dutch contraction of Cornelius (Dutch, English, and German).
Niels is also an English and Scandinavian variant transcription of Neil (Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish).
Niels is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Niels, Nicholas was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Niels include Neills, Neils, Nils, Nels, Nills, Nowles, Nylls, Knolls, Knowles, Nalleigh, Nalloh, Nayla, Naylah, Neeleigh, Nelec, Neleck, Nelek, Nelius, Nelleigh, and Nileigh.
† Pronunciation for Niels: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"
A famous person named Niels is Physicist, Niels Bohr, born Niels Henrik David Bohr, 7 October 1885 - 18 November 1962, Copenhagen, Denmark.