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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.

Wilson is also pronounced similarly to Allson, Ellson and Elson. Other suggested similar baby names are Gilson, Nilson and Wilton.

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Popularity of Wilson

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 names popularity of Wilson name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Wilson with its variant form and related boy baby names.


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