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Nels meaning and name origin
Nels \n(e)-ls\ as a boy's name is of Scandinavian origin. Variant of Nicholas (Greek) "victorius people".
For more information, see also related names Neil and Nelson. Baby names that sound like Nels are Neils, Nils and Niels. Other similar baby names are Beals, Celso, Noel, Neely, Neel, Neal, Delos, Kelsy, Les, Neall, Neale, Niles, Nile, Niel, Neill, Neile, Nelsen, Newsy, Nilos, Nyles, Noll and Wells.
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Popularity of Nels
Nels is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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