Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈnɛl.sən/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "son of Neil". This name was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMac Néill, McNeill, Neil, O'Neal, O'Neill, Ó Néill, O'Niall(Irish) MacNeil, McNeal, McNeil, McNeill, McNiel, Neil(Scottish) MacNèill(Scottish Gaelic)
Given Name DescendantNelson(English)
Same SpellingNelson 2


Entry updated January 21, 2022