The name Nils is of Scandinavian origin, and means champion.
The table below indicates the number of times the name Nils has been given to baby boys in recent years.
The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.
The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years.
Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Nils
Use of the Name Nils for Boys During the Last ...
The table below indicates the number of times the name Nils has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.
Nils first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1888, which is the first year shown on the table.
Nils last appeared in either or both of these name lists during 1888, the last year shown on the table.
A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.
Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Nils
Used as a Boy Name
Used as a Girl Name
During the last 125 years, parents have used Nils as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and almost never as a girl's name.
Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables may be much lower than actual counts because the name Nils appears in the top 1,000 boy names only once during the last 125 years.