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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 boy name William.
Wilson is a very popular first name for males (#394 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Wilson for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Wilson and its variant form. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are William and Wilson. (2015 statistics).
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