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Wilson meaning and name origin

Wilson \wi(l)-son\ as a boy's name is pronounced WIL-son. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wilson is "son of William". Surname. President Woodrow Wilson; composer Robert Wilson; Beach Boy Brian Wilson.

Wilson has 1 variant form: Willson.

For more information, see also the related name William.

Baby names that sound like Wilson are Allson, Elson and Ellson.

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Popularity of Wilson

Wilson is a very popular first name for men (#394 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Wilson compared with its variant form and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Wilson only.

Popularity of name Wilson
Popularity of Wilson