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.Kreatif forms: Wilsonna, Wilsonne, Wiltson. [more]
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)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Wilson for boys. Wilson reached its top rank of #160 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is currently at #594. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Wilson and corresponding names. The only other popular varying form of Wilson (#594 2 years ago) is William (#5 2 years ago). Adoption of these relations of Wilson was more pronounced among parents during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.919%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.7005%, 23.8% less). (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)