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pinWhat does Nels mean?

Nels /nels/ as a boys' name is of Scandinavian origin. Variant of Nicholas (Greek) "victorious people".

Affiliated boy names: Neil and Nelson.


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Nels has 12 relations via Nicholas: Colas, Cole, Nic, Nick, Niels, Nik, Niki, Niklas, Niklos, Nikos, Nilos and Nils.

Kreatif forms: Nelsnu, Nelssio, Nunels. [more]

pinHow popular is Nels?

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 history of Nels for boys. Nels entered the list in 1880-1889 and 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 statistics of the boy name Nels and associated names. Cole (#116 in recent rankings), Neil (#655), Nelson (#642), Nicholas (#57), Nick, Niklas and Nils are the popular related forms of Nels rated in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Nikos, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Nels reached its peak during 1900-1909 (average #513) and is somewhat lower today (#683, 35% less), with forms such as Nels becoming less trendy. Nicholas is more universally found than the rest, although Cole seems to be getting popular too.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nels, Cole, Neil, Nelson, Nicholas in U.S.

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

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


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Nels is alike in pronunciation to Neils, Niles and Nyles. Other recommended similar baby names are Beals, Neal, Neale, Neall, Nebo, Ned, Neel, Neely, Neile, Neill, Nelsen, Nemo, Ner, Nev, Newsy, Niel, Nile, Noel, Noll and Wells. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nels.

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