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Wilson

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How popular is the baby name Wilson in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 72 0 72
1881 73 0 73
1882 82 0 82
1883 67 0 67
1884 78 0 78
1885 59 0 59
1886 71 0 71
1887 52 0 52
1888 62 0 62
1889 44 0 44
1890 67 0 67
1891 58 0 58
1892 56 0 56
1893 66 0 66
1894 43 0 43
1895 71 0 71
1896 73 0 73
1897 44 0 44
1898 60 0 60
1899 59 0 59
1900 89 0 89
1901 51 0 51
1902 69 0 69
1903 63 0 63
1904 78 0 78
1905 73 0 73
1906 68 0 68
1907 83 0 83
1908 79 0 79
1909 106 0 106
1910 112 0 112
1911 129 0 129
1912 496 0 496
1913 665 6 659
1914 605 0 605
1915 772 5 767
1916 919 7 912
1917 927 6 921
1918 1,381 0 1,381
1919 853 0 853
1920 590 7 583
1921 606 5 601
1922 566 6 560
1923 541 8 533
1924 543 0 543
1925 444 0 444
1926 463 0 463
1927 470 8 462
1928 433 0 433
1929 400 0 400
1930 429 0 429
1931 339 0 339
1932 350 0 350
1933 349 0 349
1934 352 0 352
1935 341 0 341
1936 392 0 392
1937 352 0 352
1938 390 0 390
1939 401 0 401
1940 447 0 447
1941 450 0 450
1942 466 0 466
1943 461 0 461
1944 459 5 454
1945 398 0 398
1946 429 0 429
1947 439 0 439
1948 438 0 438
1949 377 0 377
1950 352 0 352
1951 357 0 357
1952 356 0 356
1953 360 0 360
1954 334 0 334
1955 336 0 336
1956 302 0 302
1957 356 0 356
1958 318 0 318
1959 313 0 313
1960 282 0 282
1961 270 0 270
1962 288 0 288
1963 284 0 284
1964 261 0 261
1965 250 0 250
1966 303 0 303
1967 253 0 253
1968 227 0 227
1969 243 0 243
1970 292 5 287
1971 270 0 270
1972 228 0 228
1973 208 5 203
1974 207 0 207
1975 217 0 217
1976 218 0 218
1977 213 0 213
1978 224 0 224
1979 241 0 241
1980 284 0 284
1981 266 7 259
1982 273 5 268
1983 254 5 249
1984 269 0 269
1985 281 5 276
1986 286 0 286
1987 292 0 292
1988 353 0 353
1989 323 0 323
1990 425 9 416
1991 443 7 436
1992 519 8 511
1993 434 0 434
1994 373 5 368
1995 416 6 410
1996 385 5 380
1997 380 0 380
1998 406 6 400
1999 405 0 405
2000 426 5 421
2001 472 10 462
2002 509 0 509
2003 467 0 467
2004 547 0 547
2005 522 6 516
2006 512 5 507
2007 478 5 473
2008 492 0 492
2009 487 0 487
2010 429 0 429
2011 408 0 408
2012 422 0 422
2013 396 6 390
2014 465 5 460
2015 435 5 430

Want to know about the popularity of the Wilson baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,887 babies born with the name Wilson in the United States. That's more than enough Wilsons to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 72 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Wilson" was in 1918 with a total of 1,381 babies. (That's a lot of baby Wilsons)

According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wilson" ranks #78 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 30 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1913. Across the entire United States a total of 665 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Wilson" mean? The list below shows the origins of Wilson as well as things modernly associated with the name Wilson such as celebrities named Wilson.

Origin and Meaning of Wilson

The name "Wilson" is of English origin, and it means "Son of William". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett is a singer and songwriter specializing in R&B, rock and roll, soul, southern soul music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1955 to 2006. Wilson was born in 1941 in Prattville, Alabama, United States.

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Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz is an actor, producer, and mentor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1994 to present. Wilson was born in 1973 as Wilson Echevarria in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Wilson Jermaine Heredia

Wilson Jermaine Heredia is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Wilson was born in 1971 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Wilson

Wilson Center
Wilson Combat
Wilson Pool Dc
Wilson Sonsini
Wilson Wims
Wilson Fisk
Wilson Phillips
Wilson Ramos
Wilson High School
Wilson College

Alternative Meanings

W is for wonder, the child in us all.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

L is for lucky, who is more?

S is for special, you are, you know!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Nosliw". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Snilwo". 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.

Past life for Wilson born Jan 5, 2003

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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 Ukraine approximately on 1175. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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