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Nelson Name Popularity

How popular is the name Nelson? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 206 82 0.0233%
1911 181 128 0.0344%
1912 165 319 0.0633%
1913 191 319 0.0563%
1914 172 486 0.0697%
1915 185 571 0.0628%
1916 188 579 0.0599%
1917 195 572 0.0572%
1918 188 645 0.0601%
1919 186 653 0.0624%
1920 187 702 0.0631%
1921 195 670 0.0585%
1922 201 621 0.0557%
1923 196 671 0.0599%
1924 188 722 0.0622%
1925 186 722 0.0639%
1926 203 649 0.059%
1927 206 642 0.058%
1928 198 657 0.0614%
1929 214 564 0.0545%
1930 210 596 0.0571%
1931 208 576 0.0584%
1932 201 603 0.061%
1933 204 537 0.0576%
1934 213 531 0.0549%
1935 208 545 0.0561%
1936 198 590 0.0612%
1937 191 636 0.0645%
1938 182 763 0.0745%
1939 177 767 0.0754%
1940 181 781 0.0735%
1941 186 767 0.0681%
1942 178 847 0.0671%
1943 201 771 0.0591%
1944 205 693 0.0559%
1945 204 667 0.0547%
1946 221 715 0.0485%
1947 224 792 0.0474%
1948 229 767 0.048%
1949 232 749 0.0466%
1950 225 780 0.0484%
1951 233 788 0.0465%
1952 232 807 0.0462%
1953 214 989 0.0559%
1954 228 916 0.0501%
1955 235 886 0.0482%
1956 241 880 0.0466%
1957 250 917 0.0477%
1958 253 922 0.0488%
1959 245 1,048 0.0552%
1960 251 980 0.0517%
1961 254 915 0.0485%
1962 255 892 0.0486%
1963 247 947 0.0528%
1964 271 778 0.0442%
1965 257 783 0.0479%
1966 275 676 0.0433%
1967 257 744 0.049%
1968 266 718 0.0478%
1969 272 711 0.0462%
1970 285 710 0.0446%
1971 274 737 0.049%
1972 298 585 0.043%
1973 306 535 0.0413%
1974 281 623 0.0479%
1975 279 647 0.0503%
1976 269 694 0.0538%
1977 296 621 0.0461%
1978 288 631 0.0469%
1979 303 620 0.044%
1980 299 646 0.0442%
1981 302 600 0.0408%
1982 306 603 0.0404%
1983 316 571 0.0387%
1984 304 606 0.0407%
1985 295 656 0.0432%
1986 296 659 0.0437%
1987 305 669 0.0438%
1988 305 706 0.0453%
1989 287 817 0.0506%
1990 281 893 0.0539%
1991 321 767 0.0471%
1992 326 749 0.0469%
1993 334 719 0.0461%
1994 348 670 0.0437%
1995 358 636 0.0422%
1996 380 580 0.0387%
1997 392 568 0.0384%
1998 397 585 0.0391%
1999 401 574 0.0383%
2000 415 565 0.037%
2001 411 568 0.0377%
2002 414 573 0.0382%
2003 433 548 0.036%
2004 455 525 0.0344%
2005 443 549 0.0359%
2006 454 558 0.0356%
2007 468 542 0.0344%
2008 496 509 0.0329%
2009 524 471 0.0315%
2010 542 421 0.0292%
2011 564 400 0.0281%
2012 567 410 0.0288%
2013 574 398 0.028%
2014 633 360 0.0247%
2015 621 368 0.0253%
2016 616 386 0.0268%
2017 622 360 0.0258%
2018 642 337 0.0245%
2019 630 361 0.0267%

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What names are variants of Nelson?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Nealson
Neillson
Neils

Champion

Irish

Neilson
Nels

Scandinavian

Nelsen
Niles

A variant form of Nicholas.

Irish

Nils

People of victory

Greek

Nilson
Nilsson

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