Hurrah for short hair! And trimmed goatees. 😉
Usage: English, French
Pronounced: NI-ko-las (English), nee-ko-LA (French)
From the Greek name Nikolaos which meant “victory of the people” from Greek nike “victory” and laos “people”. Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is also known as Santa Claus (from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, and Greece and Russia. Nicholas was also the name of two czars of Russia and five popes.
…although it’s not anything I didn’t already know. 🙂 VICTORY OF THE PEOPLE!