Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Victory of the people
Nels is a beautiful boy’s name of Scandinavian origin and a variant of the Greek name Nicholas, meaning “victory of the people.” Although Nicholas may be all the hype during the holiday season, you might know Nels better for its rock and roll reputation. In 2011, American composer Nels Cline was named one of the top 100 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone. No doubt your little one will soon savor the sweet smell of victory, but if that means becoming the next Jimi Hendrix, it might be time to start saving up for their strings!
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