Nelson - boys name

Nelson name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 76%

Nelson name meaning:

The name Nelson is of English origin and means "son of Neil" or "champion." It is a strong and masculine name that exudes confidence and leadership. Boys named Nelson are often seen as charismatic and brave individuals who are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in.

Nelson is also a name that carries historical significance, as it is often associated with prominent figures such as Admiral Lord Nelson, a British naval hero. This adds a sense of power and authority to the name, making it an excellent choice for parents looking for a name with a strong and noble connotation.

Overall, boys named Nelson are likely to be determined, courageous, and respected individuals who are not afraid to take charge and make a difference in the world.

Origin: Celtic

Son of Neil.



Other boys names beginning with N


Overall UK ranking: 1139 out of 4789

24 recorded births last year

Change in rank

  • 10yrs

  • 5yrs

  • 1yr


    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

Historical popularity of Nelson

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Nelson from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Nelson in 2024