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Meaning and Name Origin

Nels \n(e)-ls\ as a boys' name is of Scandinavian origin. Variant of Nicholas (Greek) "victorius people".

For more on this name, see also related boy names Neil and Nelson.


Variations

Nels has 36 related variations via Nicholas: Claas, Claes, Claus, Colas, Cole, Colet, Colin, Klaas, Klaes, Klaus, Nic, Nichols, Nick, Nicklas, Nicky, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolas, Nicoli, Nicolis, Nicoll, Nicolls, Nicolo, Niels, Nik, Niki, Nikki, Nikky, Niklaas, Niklas, Niklos, Nikolas, Nikolos, Nikos, Nilos and Nils.


Popularity

Nels is an uncommon given name for men and a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Nels for boys. Nels reached its apex position of #383 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nels name in U.S.

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Nels and associated names. Cole (#116 in 2014), Colin (#140), Neil (#655), Nelson (#642), Nicholas (#57), Nick, Nicky, Nicola, Nicolas (#196), Niklas, Nikolas (#563) and Nils are the popular related forms of Nels. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in 1990 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Neil, Nels, Nelson, Nick and Nicky becoming somewhat dated. Cole (#116), Colin (#140), Nicolas (#196) and Nikolas (#563) are four of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation, with Colin having a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cole, Colin, Neil, Nels, Nelson, Nicholas, Nick, Nicky, Nicola, Nicolas in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nikolas, Nils in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cole, Colin, Neil, Nicholas, Nicolas outside U.S.

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


Similar Names

Nels is alike in pronunciation to Neils, Niles and Nyles. Like Nels, these names are not frequently used.

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