Nels name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nels mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nels

User Submitted Origins


Submit the origin and/or meaning of Nels to us below

International Interest
Also see international interest
Alt. Meaning

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

E is for enduring, forever will your memory remain

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Notable Persons Named Nels

Notable Persons Named Nels

Nels Cline

Nels Cline is a jazz, free jazz, post-bop, avant-garde, free improvisation, alternative rock, experimental music, and noise music musician. He plays Guitar, Slide guitar, Lap steel guitar, Loop (music), and Fender Jazzmaster. He was most active from 1977 to 1977. Nels was given the name Nels Courtney Cline on January 4th, 1956 in Los Angeles.

Nels Anderson

Nels Anderson was a sociologist and sociology. Nels was born on July 31st, 1889. Nels is also known as Dean Stiff. He died on October 8th, 1986.

Nels Stewart

Nels Stewart was a hockey player. His career lasted from 1925 to 1940. Nels was born on December 29th, 1902 in Montreal. He died on August 21st, 1957.

Nels C. Nelson

Nels was born on April 9th, 1875. He breathed his last breath on March 5th, 1964.

Nels Potter

Nels Potter was a baseball player. Nels was born on August 23rd, 1911 in Mount Morris, Illinois. He breathed his last breath on September 30th, 1990.

Nels Ackerson

Nels Ackerson is a lawyer. Nels was born on April 12th, 1944 in Eagletown, Indiana.

  • Nels Nelsen
  • Nels Johnson
  • Nels T. Wold
  • Nels Running

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nels

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nels

Louis Nels

Louis Nels was a Reichskommissar for, Reichskommissarfor, and German South-West Africa. Louis was born on December 16th, 1855. He left this life on November 13th, 1910.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nels U.S.
  White 89.23% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nels

People with the last name Nels are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Nels

  • How Popular is the name Nels? Nels is the 4,696th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nels was the 130,610th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nels have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,723 babies born with the first name Nels in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nels to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nels? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Nels first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nels is Saturday, April 25th, 1863.
  • What year had the most people named Nels born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nels was in 1918 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Nels Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nels ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 7 babies in North Dakota have the same name in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Nels: The name spelled backwards is Slen. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ensl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nels? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 130 people with the last name Nels.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nels? Nels is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Nels name meaning

    Related Names by Origin

    Rank Name Gender
    2k Milla Girl
    833 Stellan Boy
    153 Velisa Girl
    125k Erika Girl
    3k Nils Boy
    15k Ursula Girl
    236 Nanna Girl
    2k Sven Boy
    4k Albin Boy
    <100 Ulla Girl

    Related Names by Gender

    Rank Name Origin
    4.4m Michael Hebrew
    686 Kyro Hebrew
    615 Ermias Eritrea
    2k Neymar English
    207 Naod Eritrea
    5k Zayn Arabic
    699 Ramir Filipino (Philippines)
    140k Xavier English
    170 Zameer Islamic/Muslim
    434 Jasai Hebrew is a free hosting service for porn videos. You can create your verified user account to upload porn videos to our website in several different formats. Every porn video you upload will be processed in up to 5 working days. You can also use our embed code to share our porn videos on other websites. On you’ll also find exclusive porn productions shot by ourselves. Surf around each of our categorized sex sections and choose your favorite one: amateur porn videos, anal, big ass, girlfriend, blonde, brunette, etc. You will also find gay porn and transsexual porn videos in their corresponding sections on our website. Watching porn videos is completely free!
    This is the only porn site that you need to bookmark under "CTRL+D". brings you fresh porn videos every day, so you can easily come over and check new releases. We are a team of 18, so we work hard on our site and we hope you love it. Come over and join our family. Don't miss our most recent video - it's one of our favorite videos in the site: Thank you and have a great day! is a website that provides free porn videos, and it has over 3,000 fresh videos all the time. It is updated every day, so you can always find new and updated videos. Big Ass Workout The quality of the videos on this site is amazing, and the action is always amazing to watch. If you want to see a crazy porn video every day, then this is the place to go to. The site also has a ton of content to explore, and you have the opportunity to get notifications for every new video, which is great. If you like watching porn, this is a must-visit website.