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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 has 10 variant forms: Nealson, Neils, Neilson, Neillson, Nels, Nelsen, Niles, Nils, Nilson and Nilsson.


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).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Nelson and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Neil, Nels, Nelson, Niles and Nils. (2015 statistics).

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

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


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