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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #1038 most popular

What does the name "Wilson" mean?

Wilson (English): Son of William

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

W is for warm hearted, it's you!

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

L is for lucky, who is more?

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

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

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


Want to know about the populiarty of Wilson? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,448 babies born with the name Wilson in the United States. That's more than enough Wilsons to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name first appeared 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 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wilson" is not a popular baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of only 509 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Wilson popular?

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

Celebrities named Wilson

Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett is a singer and songwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1955 to 2006. Wilson was born in 1941 in Prattville, Alabama, United States.


Wilson Cruz

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


Wilson Jermaine Heredia

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


Past life for Wilson born Mar 21, 1982

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 Northern China approximately on 1000. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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

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