Origin:British
Popularity:1360
Meaning:Champion
Nelson is a boy's name of British origin. Meaning "champion" baby will always be one to keep their peers on their toes.

Famous Nelsons

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  • Nelson Rockefeller
    United States Vice President
  • Prince Rogers Nelson
    Singer
  • Willie Nelson
    Musician, Singer

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Source: Social Security Administration

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