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Name Nelson - Meaning and origin

Name Nelson - Meaning and origin


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Origin of first name:

Celts

Meaning of the name:

Coming from the Irish Gaelic niall which means "the hero" and English sound, "the son", here is "the son of the champion".
A Catholic priest, Saint Nelson refused to swear allegiance to the Anglican Church and was beheaded in 1578. The popularity of this name today is also due to the courage of Nelson Mandela, who put an end to apartheid in South Africa.
The Nelson are celebrated on February 3rd.
Its derivatives: Neil, Nilsson.

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