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The name Nelson is of English origin, and means son of Neil.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Nelson has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Nelson
Use of the Name Nelson for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
70,384 37,252 17,082 6,099 2,980 1,164 558
The table below indicates the number of times the name Nelson has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Nelson
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188013899  
188113890  
1882136104  
188316179  
188415489  
188516083  
188617678  
188719562  
188817585  
188917080  
189019270  
189115287  
189216198  
189320072  
189419776  
1895143108  
189619186  
1897150104  
1898153112  
1899147107  
1900155135  
190115997  
190220178  
190317993  
190420481  
1905160126  
1906182100  
1907167129  
1908189112  
1909193113  
1910190142  
1911175179  
1912168348  
1913188357  
1914171527  
1915184606  
1916188619  
1917195607  
1918190668  
1919189678  
1920186744  
1921195700  
1922201663  
1923196699  
1924187763  
1925188729  
1926202686  
1927206672  
1928201678  
1929215588  
1930210627  
1931208610  
1932206626  
1933205570  
1934214568  
1935209578  
1936193634  
1937194660  
1938182793  
1939178799  
1940180811  
1941188783  
1942180874  
1943203790  
1944207714  
1945206693  
1946222742  
1947224814  
1948227804  
1949232777  
1950226811  
1951238800  
1952232830  
19532141,005  
1954230933  
1955235912  
1956241913  
1957250941  
1958254948  
19592451,080  
19602511,011  
1961253952  
1962252931  
1963246978  
1964269821  
1965259816  
1966274726  
1967256786  
1968261761  
1969270765  
1970280752  
1971275773  
1972300619  
1973303579  
1974279670  
1975277689  
1976266731  
1977292667  
1978285681  
1979297668  
1980297684  
1981302638  
1982302652  
1983312627  
1984302650  
1985290705  
1986291715  
1987303708  
1988300751  
1989288852  
1990281926  
1991320805  
1992320797  
1993332760  
1994344713  
1995357678  
1996377620  
1997387618  
1998401608  
1999406595  
2000417595  
2001411611  
2002414610  
2003423606  
2004458558  
Totals:  70,384 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Nelson as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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