US Popularity:1636
Meaning:Son of Nell; Champion
Nelson is a boy’s name of English origin. One of its definitions quite literally means “the son of Nell,” while another is the more significant meaning of “champion.” You might immediately think of the freedom fighter and human rights activist Nelson Mandela when you hear this moniker. So, much like that inspirational Nelson, baby can be a champion for what he believes in, making the world a better place.

Famous People Named Nelson

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Nelson Rockefeller
    United States Vice President
  • Prince Rogers Nelson
  • Willie Nelson
    Musician, Singer

Nelson Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Nelson is currently #1639 on The Bump
Boy:Nelson is currently #465 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nelson is currently #1636 in U.S. births
Boy:Nelson is currently #563 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 137
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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