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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 boy names Neil and Nelson.


Popularity

Nels is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nels for boys. Nels reached its highest rank of #383 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Nels and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nicholas (#57), Nelson (#642), Neil (#655) and Nels. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nicholas, Nelson, Neil outside U.S.


Similar Names

Nels is also pronounced similarly to Neils, Niels, Niles, Nils and Nyles. Another suggested similar baby name is Nilos. Like Nels, these names are not commonly used.

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