Nels

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

1) Variant form of Nils [1] [2]

2) Short form of Nelson [2]

Related Names

Nels
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Nelson Old Swedish Sweden
Nelsson Sweden

Female

Nelsdotter Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Nels
Genitive: Nels'
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Nels
Genitive: Nels'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Nels
Genitive: Nels' / Nels

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[4]
142
n.a.
0
n.a.
142
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[5]
7 26 0 0 7 26
Finland Finland[6]
n.a.
4 0 0
n.a.
4
Norway Norway[7]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[8]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Nels.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  4. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  7. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/