Nelson

Male

Meaning

Murderer and robber.

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/ˈnɛlsən/

Traits associated with the name Nelson:

Dogs named Nelson tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Nelson?

Naming your dog Nelson suggests that you have a strong appreciation for history and a fondness for famous figures. It could also suggest that you have a strong sense of loyalty and respect for those who have made a difference in the world.

Is Nelson a good dog name?

Nelson has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Nelson isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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New York City Dog Name Database
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Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Nelson is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Nelson was, in the past month, the 1347th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Nelson is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Nelson was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Nelson's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Nelson is most adored in Ohio, Georgia and California.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Iowa, New Jersey and Oregon.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Nelson.

Most popular breeds named Nelson:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Poodle
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. Dachshund

Famous dogs named Nelson:

  • film icon A german shepherd named Nelson played a role in the movie The Little Hut.
  • television icon A bearded collie named Nelson featured in the television show The Casagrandes.

Nelson is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Historically favored, this moniker harks back to British naval hero times.

cute dog names
cute

Mandela's charm and a popular teddy bear share this moniker.

british dog names
british

Famous British admiral, victory at Battle of Trafalgar, iconic Trafalgar Square statue.

badass dog names
badass

Exudes strength and leadership, reminiscent of historical figures like Admiral Nelson.

Dog names like Nelson:

Son Of Neil
Man From The North
Genuine, bold or brave
Son Of My Right Hand
Tough guy; a man of great strength.
A Fortress, Camp
Nelson dog name meaning

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