Nelson: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Nelson

Nelson

Pronunciation: NEHL-sən (key)

Origin of the name Nelson:

Transferred use of the surname arising as a patronymic and a metronymic meaning 'son of Neil" and "son of Nell."

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This is my surname, and should I ever have a son, he will have Nelson in his name somewhere.
*Update* I did have a son, and it is his middle name. Even though I no longer bear the name Nelson, I love that he does.

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Famous real-life people named Nelson: | Edit

Nelson Mandela, South African leader
Admiral Horatio Nelson, British naval hero
Rick Nelson, musician

Nelson in song, story & screen: | Edit

Nelson Muntz, bully on "The Simpsons".
Nelson, grandson in the comic strip "Pickles".

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