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Nelson comes from the name Nielsen which means son of Niel. It was a Scandinavian tradition that one's last name be your father's name with sen (sen means son) on the end. When immigrants came to American, the i was dropped and the second e was changed to an o to Americanize the name.
-- mofonelsen  4/9/2005
Well, not quite accurate for all Scandinavian languages. In Swedish -son names are spelled with an 'o', son is the same word in Swedish. Usually Swedish son-names are spelled with two s's though, which they aren't in English. Andersson = Anders' son.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2006
Kiefer Sutherland played a character named Nelson in the film Flatliners.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2006
A famous bearer is Nelson Mandela.
-- marissa_2005  3/19/2006
Awesome band: Hawk Nelson, awesome band and awesome name!
-- StevieGrl  6/21/2006
Mike Nelson from Mystery Science Theater 3000.
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2006
Nelson is a pretty good name for a boy, not heard of very often.
-- Anonymous User  10/10/2006
A famous bearer is former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2007
Nelson Muntz is a bully on the Simpsons.
-- flipflops5  3/3/2007
Nelson Mandela comes to mind, but the name also makes me think of the bully on the Simpsons. I'm sure many people would be tempted to throw in a ''ha ha'' when hearing this is someone's name. I don't really like this as a first name, and it doesn't sound very pleasant.
-- slight night shiver  5/1/2008
Whenever I hear this name, I can hear Nelson Muntz laughing "Ha ha!"
-- bananarama  9/19/2008
A famous bearer is American actor Nelsan Ellis. He's well-known for playing Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series "True Blood".
-- AndrewJKD  7/2/2010
Nelson Algren (1909-1981) was an American writer.
-- SeaHorse15  8/20/2011
This name has the potential to spike in popularity considering Nelson Mandela has recently passed away.
-- Icycoldhot  12/8/2013

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