Nyquist (surname)

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Nyquist is a surname of Swedish origin. Nyquist and the alternatively spelled Nyqvist are derivates from the original spelling that is Nykvist, meaning "New Twig". Notable people with the surname include:

  • Ann-Christin Nyquist (born 1948), Swedish Social Democratic politician
  • Arild Nyquist (1937–2004), Norwegian novelist, lyricist, writer and musician
  • Dean Nyquist (1935–2014), American politician
  • Gustav Nyquist (born 1989), Swedish ice hockey player, currently with the Detroit Red Wings
  • Harry Nyquist (1889–1976), Swedish-American electronic engineer
  • John W. Nyquist (born 1933), retired American Navy vice admiral
  • Kari Nyquist (1918–2011), Norwegian ceramist, freelance artist and designer
  • Laurence E. Nyquist (born 1939), American planetary scientist
  • Ove Nyquist Arup (1895–1988), Anglo-Danish architectural engineer, founder of engineering firm Arup
  • Paul Nyquist, president of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL
  • Ryan Nyquist (born 1979), American cyclist and motocross rider