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What does Neilson mean?

Neilson Pronunciation of Neilson [neil-son] as a boys' name is a variant form of Nelson: version of Neil.


Neilson has 5 variants: Nealson, Neillson, Nelsen, Nilson and Nilsson.

3 more alternative forms via Nelson: Neils, Nels and Nils.

Creative forms:
(male) Neilon, Nerson, ..

(female) Neilo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Neilson Zion (N.Z.), ..

How popular is Neilson?

Neilson is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#5114 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Nels, Nelson (#631 from current records) and Nils are the popular alternative forms of Neilson (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Neilson were popular with parents during the years 1890-1899 (average #864) and are now much less popular (#1543, 77.3% less usage), with versions such as Nels becoming less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nels, Nelson, Nils in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nils outside U.S.