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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Nels

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Nels in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Nels:

  • Records indicate that 952 boys in the United States have been named Nels since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 65 people in the U.S. were given the name Nels. Those people are now 102 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      2 Positive Comments

  • "my 9 yr old's name is nels & i love it- his nickname is nelso - perfect for a smart/ sports loving/ sweet boy" Dec. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • ""LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRARIE" STORE OWNER - NELS OLESON" Mar. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "My son's name is Nelson but we call him "Nels." I wanted to name him something unique but not weird, if that makes sense. I love the name and am glad to know that there aren't going to be 15 other kids named Nels in my son's classes!" Jul. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nels I was named after a guy my mom went to school with. She says he was a good guy, good name association." Apr. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Nels, as is his father's. Of Danish origin, we've never met anyone else with this name. People who aren't paying attention often write it as Neil or Nelson, especially if you're speaking the name, and they don't have it written in front of them." Jun. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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