Meaning of Nelson
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Nelson has the following meaning:
The son of a champion.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.
As a baby boy name, Nelson is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 428 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Nelson fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 26 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 522 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Nelson in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Nelson is pronounced as nel-sun
The following names are baby names related to Nelson and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Nelson: Boys - Antwan
, Girls - Brooklyn
, Both genders - Easter
Popular Variants for the name Nelson: Nealson
We think the name Nelson should fall under the following style category: Last Names
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Nelson to be: Successful, intelligent classy chap
In one word, you might describe Nelson as a(n) "successful
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The names of some famous persons by the name Nelson
(or its variants) are:Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich
, born on 6 November, a famous politician. Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich 's background: A prominent American politician and leader of the Republican Party in the Senate from 1881 to 1911.Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
, born on 8 July, a famous politician. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller's background: The forty-first Vice President of the United States, governor of New York, philanthropist, and businessman.Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
, born on 18 July, a famous president. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 's background: A former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in fully representative democratic elections. Mandela has received more than one hundred awards over four decades, most notably the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.