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From Middle English Neil +‎ -son and Nell +‎ -son.


Proper noun[edit]


  1. Lord Nelson (1758-1805), a British admiral.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1994 Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom:
      Africans of my generation - and even today - generally have both a Western and an African name. Whites were either unable or unwilling to pronounce an African name, and considered it uncivilized to have one. That day, Miss Mdingane told me that my new name was Nelson. Why she bestowed this particular name upon me I have no idea. Perhaps it had something to do with the great British sea captain Lord Nelson, but that would only be a guess.
  4. A city in British Columbia
  5. A city in Georgia, USA
  6. A village in Illinois
  7. A city in Minnesota
  8. A city in Missouri
  9. A city in Nebraska
  10. A CDP in Nevada
  11. A town in New Hampshire
  12. A town in New York
  13. A city in New Zealand
  14. A town in Victoria, Australia
  15. A village in Wisconsin

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