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What does Nels mean?

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

For more information, 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 but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#122534 out of 150436, Top 81%). (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 Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in 1990 (usage of 0.442%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3562%, down 19.4%), 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, and there is a resurgence in birth name popularity for Colin. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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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