Nelson Santana in the US

  1. #342,302 Neel Shah
  2. #342,303 Neeraj Sharma
  3. #342,304 Neil Meyer
  4. #342,305 Nelson Navarro
  5. #342,306 Nelson Santana
  6. #342,307 Nguyen Dang
  7. #342,308 Nhiem Nguyen
  8. #342,309 Nicholas Bowers
  9. #342,310 Nicholas Charles
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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 and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Santana, an assimilated form of Santa Ana.
764th in the U.S.

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