Nelson Name Meaning & Origin
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."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Nelson Mandela, South African leader
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Nelson Muntz, bully on "The Simpsons".
Nelson, grandson in the comic strip "Pickles".