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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #757 most popular

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 neatness, your orderly way.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

L is for love, everlasting.

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

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 "Nloesn". How do you pronounce that?

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


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 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nelson" is not a popular baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1946. Across the entire United States a total of only 741 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Nelson

Nelson Mandela

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


Alex Ross

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


Nelson Piquet

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


Nelson Valdez

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


Nelson Frazier Jr.

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


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.


Past life for Nelson born Jul 13, 1976

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 Turkey approximately on 1675. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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