Meaning: Victory of the People Origin: English
The real man behind Santa Clause is Saint Nicholas, also called Nikolaos of Myra, or Nicholas of Bari. Obeying Jesus teaching to sell up all you have and give it to the poor, he used his whole, large inheritance to assist the needy, sick and suffering. This is where the legend of Saint Nicholas comes from.
He is the Patron Saint of children, seafarers and retailers, and his symbol is a crozier (a hooked staff used by bishops).