Nelson

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

English name

Transferred use of the surname

1) Meaning 'son of Neil (see Niall)' [1] [2]

2) Meaning 'son of Nell (see Nelli)' [1]

Related Names

Nelson
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Nelson
Genitive: Nelsons
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Nelson
Genitive: Nelsonin
Partitive: Nelsonia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Nelson
Genitive: Nelsons
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Nelson
Genitive: Nelsons

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of 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&
Sweden Sweden[3]
581 949 0 2 581 947
Finland Finland[4]
n.a.
233 0 0
n.a.
233
Norway Norway[5]
108
n.a.
0
n.a.
108
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[6]
94
n.a.
0
n.a.
94
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[7]
8 8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Nelson (m) Sources: [3][6][5][4]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. 4.0 4.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. 6.0 6.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/