Wilson: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Wilson

Wilson

Pronunciation: WIL-sən (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Wilson: | Edit

Who can forget Tom Hanks's ball-friend in "Castaway"?

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My DEAR cat is called Wilson and he's a piece of orange love!!!♥♥♥

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Meanings and history of the name Wilson: | Edit

English origin. Means "Son of William"

In the reign of Edward III, surnames were created due to poll taxes. Wilson is one of those surnames that developed out of necessity much like other surnames ending with 'son'.

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Woodrow Wilson - 28th President of the U.S.
Bertha Wilson - 1st woman Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Thomas E. Wilson - Wilson Sporting Goods was named for him
August Wilson - American playwright
Wilson Ramos, Venezuelan Major League Baseball catcher for the Washington Nationals.
Wilson Francisco Alves, Brazilian footballer and coach.
Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer and songwriter.
Wilson Álvarez, former Major League Baseball pitcher.
Wilson Cruz, American actor.

Wilson in song, story & screen: | Edit

Wilson the volleyball, personified friend in Tom Hanks' film Castaway.
Dr. James Wilson, fictional character portrayed by Robert Sean Leonard on the medical drama House.
Wilson Wilson, Jr., fictional character on the TV series Home Improvement.

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