Nelson Steele in the US

  1. #1,330,855 Nelson Parrish
  2. #1,330,856 Nelson Pearson
  3. #1,330,857 Nelson Peters
  4. #1,330,858 Nelson Sims
  5. #1,330,859 Nelson Steele
  6. #1,330,860 Nelson Tran
  7. #1,330,861 Nelson Villalobos
  8. #1,330,862 Nelson Watts
  9. #1,330,863 Nely Gonzalez
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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.
English and Scottish: from Middle English stele ‘steel’, hence a nickname for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or metonymic occupational name for a foundry worker.
329th in the U.S.

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