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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)
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