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Meaning and Origin

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  1. Swedish operatic soprano who played Wagnerian roles (born in 1918)
  1. A common surname​ meaning "son of Nils".

Notable Persons Named Nilsson

Nilsson was born in 1954.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nilsson

Tove Lo is a synthpop and indie pop musician. She plays Vocals, drums, piano, and Drum kit. She holds the title Timebomb". Her ongoing career started in 2006. Tove was given the name Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson on October 29th, 1987 in Stockholm.


Harry Nilsson was a rock music and pop music singer-songwriter. He plays Piano, Keyboard instrument, Guitar, Harmonica, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1958 to 1994. Harry was given the name Harry Edward Nilsson III on June 15th, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Harry is also known as Nilsson. He passed away on January 15th, 1994.


Magnus was born on November 28th, 1983 in Jämtland County, Sweden.


Inger Nilsson is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1969 to present. Inger was given the name Karin Inger Monica Nilsson on May 4th, 1959 in Kisa, Sweden. Inger is also known as Inger Nilsson.


Charlotte Perrelli is a musician. Her ongoing career started in 1987. Charlotte was given the name Anna Jenny Charlotte Nilsson on October 7th, 1974. Charlotte is also known as Charlotte Nilsson.


Kjell was born in 1949 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden.


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Popularity of Nilsson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nilsson U.S.
  White 93.05% 64.26%
  African American 0.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nilsson

People with the last name Nilsson are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nilsson

  • How Popular is the name Nilsson? As a last name Nilsson was the 10,001st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Nilsson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Nilsson is Friday, July 5th, 1912.
  • How unique is the name Nilsson? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Nilsson. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Nilsson: Your name in reverse order is Nosslin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Onsnlis. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nilsson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,223 people with the last name Nilsson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nilsson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Nilsson as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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