Neilson (name)

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Neilson
Origin
MeaningSon of Neil
Other names
Variant(s)MacNeil, Nelson, , Nielsen
Neilson
GenderMale

Neilson is a patronymic surname meaning "son of Neil". The prefix Neil- is of Gaelic origin, a genitive of 'Niall', possibly meaning "Champion" or "Cloud". Neilson, as a surname, is common in English language-speaking countries, but less common as a given name. It can be an anglicisation of MacNeil (Gaelic: MacNeill) or the Scandinavian name, Nielsen.

People with the name Neilson or its variant spellings include:

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Given name[edit]

  • Neilson Hubbard (born 1972), American singer-songwriter, musician and producer.

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