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What does Nilsson mean?

Nilsson Pronunciation of Nilsson [nils-son] as a name for boys is a variant form of Nelson: variant spelling of Neil.


VARIANTS Nilson, Nelsen, Neilson, Neillson, Nealson




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How popular is Nilsson?

Nilsson is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#9680 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Nilsson (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Nelson (#631 IN 2015), Niles and Nils. Adoption of these relations of Nilsson reached its peak 125 years ago (AVERAGE #1346) and has become much diminished since (#1543, DOWN 73%), with the form Nelson becoming less stylish. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Nilsson is pronounced similarly to Nealson, Neillson, Neilson, Nelsen, Nelson and Nilson. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adisson (see Addison), Aileron, Alison, Alisson, Allison, Allston, Alsdon (see Alston), Alston, Ansson, Babsson (see Babson), Bensson, Carlsson, Colson, Dickson, Dillon, Dilon, Eilon, Elison, Elisson, Ellison, Ellson, Ellston, Ellyson, Elsdon, Elson, Elston, Esiasson, Gibson, Gilleon, Gillion, Gillon, Gillson, Gilon, Gilson, Hansson, Hilton, Jansson, Jensson, Jimson, Karlsson, Larsson, Masson, Millton, Milton, Nachson, Nassor, Nickson, Niles, Nilos, Nils, Nisan, Nishan, Nissan, Nissim, Nixon, Pierson, Piersson, Ralston, Rishon, Riston, Silvaon, Simpson, Tildon, Tilton, Vinson, Willson, Wilson, Wilton and Winston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nilsson.