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44k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Wilson

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Son of William
  • #1038 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
188072072
188173073
188282082
188367067
188478078
188559059
188671071
188752052
188862062
188944044
189067067
189158058
189256056
189366066
189443043
189571071
189673073
189744044
189860060
189959059
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19111290129
19124960496
19136656659
19146050605
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19181,38101,381
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19216065601
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19264630463
19274708462
19284330433
19294000400
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19313390339
19323500350
19333490349
19343520352
19353400340
19363920392
19373530353
19383900390
19394010401
19404470447
19414500450
19424660466
19434600460
19444595454
19453980398
19464290429
19474390439
19484380438
19493770377
19503520352
19513560356
19523570357
19533590359
19543340334
19553360336
19563020302
19573560356
19583180318
19593130313
19602810281
19612700270
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19632840284
19642610261
19652500250
19663030303
19672530253
19682270227
19692430243
19702925287
19712700270
19722290229
19732085203
19742070207
19752170217
19762180218
19772130213
19782240224
19792410241
19802840284
19812677260
19822735268
19832545249
19842690269
19852815276
19862860286
19872920292
19883530353
19893230323
19904259416
19914437436
19925198511
19934340434
19943735368
19954166410
19963855380
19973800380
19984066400
19994050405
20004265421
200147210462
20025090509
20034670467
20045470547
20055226516
20065125507
20074785473
20084920492
20094870487
20104280428
20114080408
20124220422
20133966390
20144645459

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 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wilson" ranks #89 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 32 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1914. Across the entire United States a total of 605 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 wise, more tomorrow that today.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

L is for life, that you live so well.

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

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 "Owsiln". 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 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 south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Wilson

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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Past life for Wilson born Jan 1, 2001

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 Quebeck approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

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 solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

Name poster for Wilson

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

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