Nelson Garcia in the US

  1. #26,357 Kathryn Lewis
  2. #26,358 Keith Bailey
  3. #26,359 Marilyn Young
  4. #26,360 Miguel Contreras
  5. #26,361 Nelson Garcia
  6. #26,362 Oscar Mendoza
  7. #26,363 Paul Gonzalez
  8. #26,364 Paul Tucker
  9. #26,365 Paula Lopez
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Meaning & Origins

Transferred use of the surname, which originated in the Middle Ages as either a patronymic from Neil or a metronymic from Nell. Use as a given name probably began as a tribute to the British admiral Lord Nelson (1758–1805), the victor of the Battle of Trafalgar; see also Horatio. It is, however, now much more common in the United States than in Britain, its popularity there in the 1930s and 40s no doubt having been influenced by the American film actor and singer Nelson Eddy (1901–67). Nowadays the name is universally associated with the South African statesman Nelson Mandela (b. 1918).
588th in the U.S.
Spanish (García) and Portuguese: from a medieval personal name of uncertain origin. It is normally found in medieval records in the Latin form Garsea, and may well be of pre-Roman origin, perhaps akin to Basque (h)artz ‘bear’.
10th in the U.S.

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