Namesakes

Eli Manning   (a.k.a. Nelson)   (m)   1981-  
Notable Athletes   (football)
Ira Davenport   (a.k.a. Nelson)   (m)   1887-1941  
Olympic Medalists   1912   800 m   (bronze)
Jerry Palacios   (a.k.a. Nelson)   (m)   1981-  
Notable Athletes   (soccer)
Lester Carney   (a.k.a. Nelson)   (m)   1934-  
Olympic Medalists   1960   200 m   (silver)
DJ Nelson   (m)   1972-  
Notable Musicians   reggaeton
Nelson Chelle   (m)   1931-2001  
Olympic Medalists   1956   basketball   (bronze)
Nelson Demarco   (m)   1925-2009  
Olympic Medalists   1952; 1956   basketball   (bronze)
Nelson Diebel   (m)   1970-  
Olympic Medalists   1992   swimming - 100 m breaststroke; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay   (gold)
Nelson Évora   (m)   1984-  
Olympic Medalists   2008   triple jump   (gold)
Nelson Liriano   (m)   1964-  
Notable Athletes   (baseball)
Nelson Mandela   (m)   1918-2013  
Nobel Prize Winners   1993   (peace)
Notable Activists and Revolutionaries
Other Leaders   1994-1999   South Africa   (president)
Nelson Parraguez   (m)   1971-  
Notable Athletes   (soccer)
Nelson Piquet   (m)   1952-  
Notable Athletes   (driving)
Nelson Prudêncio   (m)   1944-2012  
Olympic Medalists   1968; 1972   triple jump   (silver/bronze)
Nelson Rockefeller   (m)   1908-1979  
Notable Politicians and Statespeople