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Meaning and name origin
Nelson \n(e)-lson, nel-son\ as a boy's name is pronounced NEL-sun. Variant of Neil. Historical: Admiral Lord Nelson, the English naval hero of Trafalgar. Actor Nelson Eddy; New York Governor and American Vice President Nelson Rockefeller; South African activist Nelson Mandela.
Nelson is a very popular first name for males (#251 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#39 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nelson for boys (2015 statistics).
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