Neilson name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Neilson

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From Neil +‎ -son.

  1. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Neilson

Notable Persons Named Neilson

Neilson Hubbard

Neilson Hubbard is a pop music singing, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1992. Neilson was born on October 27th, 1972.

Neilson "Tornado" Taione

Neilson "Tornado" Taione is a kickboxer, boxer, kickboxing, boxing, and kickboxerandboxer.

Neilson Poe

Neilson Poe was a judge. He was most prominent from 1878 to 1884. Neilson was born on August 11th, 1809. He passed away on January 3rd, 1884.

Neílson dos Santos Vieira

Neílson dos Santos Vieira is an athlete for the Clube Atlético Penapolense.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Neilson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Neilson

Silas Weir Mitchell

Silas Weir Mitchell is an actor. He was most active from 1995 to 1995. Silas was given the name Silas Weir Mitchell Neilson on September 30th, 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Ruth Ellis

Ruth Ellis was a model and nightclub hostess. Ruth was given the name Ruth Neilson on October 9th, 1926 in Rhyl. She passed away on July 13th, 1955.

Robbie Neilson

Robbie Neilson is a soccer player for the Heart of Midlothian F.C., Rangers F.C., Cowdenbeath F.C., Queen of the South F.C., Leicester City F.C., Brentford F.C., Dundee United F.C., Falkirk F.C., East Fife F.C., Scotland national under-21 football team, Scotland national football B team, and Scot. Robbie was born on June 19th, 1980 in Paisley.

Donald Neilson

Donald was born on August 1st, 1936 in Dewsbury. Donald is also known as The Black Panther, Nappey, and Donald. He passed away on December 18th, 2011.

David Neilson

David was born on March 13th, 1949 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England.

Roger Neilson

Roger Neilson was a former nhl coach, national hockey league, and formernhlcoach. Roger was given the name Roger Paul Neilson on June 16th, 1934 in Toronto. He breathed his last breath on June 21st, 2003.

  • James Beaumont Neilson
  • Sandy Neilson
  • Alan Neilson
    Soccer Player
  • Jim Neilson
    Hockey Player
  • Julia Neilson
  • Trevor Neilson
  • Ian Neilson
    Executive Deputy Mayor of the City of Cape Town
  • Bill Neilson
    Premier of Tasmania
  • Ed Neilson
    Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • James Crawford Neilson
  • Peter Neilson
  • Amber Neilson
    Soccer Player
  • William Johnston Neilson
    Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Winnipeg North

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Neilson U.S.
  White 92.34% 64.26%
  African American 2.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Neilson

People with the last name Neilson are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Neilson

  • How Popular is the name Neilson? Neilson is the 26,930th most popular name of all time. As a last name Neilson was the 5,319th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Neilson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 212 babies born with the first name Neilson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Neilson to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Neilson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1927 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Neilson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Neilson is Tuesday, January 21st, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Neilson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Neilson was in 1975 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Neilson: The name spelled backwards is Noslien. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Einolns. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Neilson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,553 people with the last name Neilson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Neilson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Neilson as their last name.
  • Neilson name meaning

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