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since 1880

Nelson

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Son of Neil or Nell
  • #757 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Nelson" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
188099099
188190090
18821040104
188379079
188489089
188583083
188678078
188762062
188885085
188980080
189071071
189186086
189298098
189372072
189476076
18951080108
189686086
18971040104
18981120112
18991070107
19001350135
190197097
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190393093
190481081
19051260126
19061000100
19071290129
19081120112
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19101420142
19111800180
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19217128704
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19316146608
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19335786572
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19355856579
193664413631
19376600660
19387950795
19398020802
19408070807
19417975792
19428788870
19438006794
19447207713
19456960696
19467410741
19478130813
19488140814
19497885783
19508050805
19518030803
19528300830
19531,01001,010
19549455940
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19569215916
19579497942
19589536947
19591,08301,083
19601,02051,015
19619520952
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19639790979
19648250825
19658235818
19667307723
19677967789
19687728764
19697705765
197076712755
19717828774
197263412622
19735877580
197468812676
19756900690
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197767911668
19786855680
19796786672
19806936687
19816446638
19826626656
19836290629
19846619652
19857060706
19867229713
19877155710
19887659756
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19909365931
19918070807
19928098801
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19956876681
19966210621
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19986140614
19996045599
20005990599
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20026180618
20036110611
20045776571
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20066040604
20075790579
20085500550
20095150515
20104420442
20114540454
20124640464
20134400440
20144070407

Want to know about the populiarty of Nelson? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 76,010 babies born with the name Nelson in the United States. That's more than enough Nelsons to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 99 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Nelson" was in 1959 with a total of 1,083 babies. (That's a lot of baby Nelsons)

According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nelson" ranks #100 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 45 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1976. Across the entire United States a total of 740 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Nelson" mean?

Nelson (English): Son of Neil or Nell

The name "Nelson" is of English origin and it means "Son of Neil or Nell". It's a name commonly given to boys.

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Noslen". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Snenlo". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Nelson popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Nelson in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Nelson

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is a {{plain list, , activist, and politician. Nelson was born in 1918 as Rolihlahla Mandela in Mvezo, Cape Province, South Africa.

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Alex Ross

Alex Ross is a comics creator. Alex was born in 1970 as Nelson Alexander Ross.

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Nelson Piquet

Nelson Piquet is a f1 driver. Nelson was born in 1952 as Nelson Piquet Souto Maior in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Nelson Valdez

Nelson Valdez is a football biography. Nelson was born in 1983 in Caaguazu, Paraguay.

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Nelson Frazier Jr.

Nelson Frazier Jr. is a professional wrestler. Nelson was born in 1968 as Nelson Frazier Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

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Nelson Eddy

Nelson Eddy is a baritone and film star. Nelson was born in 1901 as Nelson Ackerman Eddy in Providence Rhode Island, U.S.

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Past life for Nelson born May 28, 1958

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

Name poster for Nelson

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