Nils - Meaning of Nils
In addition, Nils is a variant of the name Neil (Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish) in the Scandinavian language.
Nils is also a variant of the name Nelson (Dutch and English) in the English language.
Nils is also a short form of the name Niklas (German, Latvian, and Scandinavian) in the Scandinavian language as well as a short form of the name Nicholas (English and French) in the Scandinavian language.
The name Nilsa (Scandinavian) is the female form of Nils.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of Nils.
Nisse (Scandinavian diminutive form) is another variant of Nils.
Nils is infrequently 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 Nils, Nicholas was the most commonly used.
Baby names that sound like Nils include Neills, Neils, Niels, Nels, Nills, Nowles, Nylls, Knolls, Knowles, Nalleigh, Nalloh, Nayla, Naylah, Neeleigh, Nelec, Neleck, Nelek, Nelius, Nelleigh, and Nileigh.
† Pronunciation for Nils: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"