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This article is about the given name. For the fifth solo album from Nils Lofgren, see Nils (album).

Nils is a Scandinavian given name, a chiefly Norwegian, Danish and Swedish variant of Niels, cognate to Nicholas and Neil. As with Niels, its pet form is Nisse. Female variants are Nilsine, Nilsina, and Nilsa.

People with the given name[edit]

Characters with the given name[edit]

  • Nils (Fire Emblem), the fictional bard in the Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken video game
  • Nils Holgersson, the main character of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, a novel by Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf
  • Nils is the given name of a character in Double Fines video game, Psychonauts.