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Nelson Meaning


What does Nelson mean?

The name Nelson is of English origin.

The meaning of Nelson is "son of Neil".

Nelson is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Nel-son.

The Given Name Nelson

Nelson is a mesmerizing and sophisticated name.

This great little boy name has a natural grace.

Nelson remains a favorite due to its memorable and elegant nature.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Nelson Mandela, and Nelson Piquet.

Nelson Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 625 in baby name popularity for boys with 426 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 630 in baby name popularity for boys with 423 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Nelson sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Nelson Name Popularity Page.

Nelson Related Names

Variants of the name Nelson include Nelssen.

Famous Nelsons

  • Nelson Mandela ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1993
  • Nelson Piquet ~ Driver

Nelson Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Nelson.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Nelson Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Nelson in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Nelson.

Just for fun, see the name Nelson in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Nelson in Nautical Flags page.