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Nelson

Surname used as a first name. Historically known for the 19th century British admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson, who defeated Napoleonic forces in the Battle of Trafalgar. Recently associated with anti-apartheid activist and former South African President, Nelson Mandela. Peaked during the late 1800s. Used steadily since, without achieving high levels of popularity. Variation of Neil.

Origin
English
Old English
Gender
Male
Meaning Tags
Man or Male
Variations
Alternative Spellings
Nicknames
Personality
Famous Nelsons
Nelson Eddy (singer/actor)
Ricky Nelson (singer)
Judd Nelson (actor)
Nelson Mandela (President of South Africa)
Nelson Rockefeller (U.S. vice president)
Willie Nelson (country musician)
Sibling Name Ideas
Nelson is on other name lists
Old English Boy Baby Names
English Baby Names