What does Nelson mean?
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
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.
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.
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Nelson Related Names
Variants of the name Nelson include Nelssen.
- Nelson Mandela ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1993
- Nelson Piquet ~ Driver
Nelson Name Fun
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