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Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Neal

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Nelson

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

A few facts about the boy's name Nelson:

  • Records indicate that 74,614 boys in the United States have been named Nelson since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1959, when 1,081 people in the U.S. were given the name Nelson. Those people are now 61 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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  • "Always asked if it was my last name. Also not too fond of being called "Nellie". However I have appreciated it as I've grown older." Oct. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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