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What does Nilson mean?

Nilson Pronunciation of Nilson [nil-son] as a boys' name is a variant form of Nelson: version of Neil.


Nilson has 5 variants: Nealson, Neillson, Neilson, Nelsen and Nilsson.

4 more alternative forms via Nelson: Neils, Nels, Niles and Nils.

Creative forms:
(male) Nilton, ..

(female) Nilnoa, Nilnor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nilson Mariano (N.M.), ..

How popular is Nilson?

Nilson is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#8737 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Nilson (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Nelson (#631 from current records), Nils, Niles and Nels. Usage of these relations of Nilson reached its highest a century ago (usage of 0.1%) and is now significantly diminished, with forms like Nels falling out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nels, Nelson, Niles, Nils in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Allson, Colson, Dillon, Dilon, Eilon, Ellson, Elson, Gibson, Gillon, Gillson, Gilon, Gilson, Hilton, Jimson, Milton, Nickson, Nilos, Nisan, Nissan, Nixon, Tildon, Tilton, Vinson, Willson, Wilson and Wilton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nilson.