What does Wilson mean?
Wilson [wil-son] as a boys' 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: Willson.
Affiliated boy name: William.Creative forms:
(male) Woolson, ..
(female) Wilsan, .. Middle name pairings:
Wilson Braxton (W.B.), ..
How popular is Wilson?
Wilson is a very popular first name for males (#394 out of 1220, Top 32%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#10 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Wilson reached its top rank of #145 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is currently at #620. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. The only other popular varying form of Wilson (#620 from current records) is William (#5 from current records). Adoption of these relations of Wilson was more pronounced among parents during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 7.8%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.9%, 89% less).
Wilson▼ is pronounced similarly to Allson, Ellson and Elson. Other recommended names are Colson, Dillon▼, Dilon, Eilon, Gibson▲, Gillon, Gillson, Gilon, Gilson, Hilton▼, Jimson, Milton▼, Neilson, Nelson▼, Nilson, Nilsson, Tildon, Tilton, Vinson, Waldon, Walton▼, Watson, Weldon▼, Welton, Wilkins, Wilkinson, Wilmot, Wilton▼, Winsor, Winston▲ and Winton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wilson.See names in meaning and etymology.