English, Gaelic
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Nelson is derived from Neil. Neil originates in Gaelic languages and means "coming from clouds". Some sources also suggest the meaning "champion". As a masculine given name it has always been popular in the United Kingdom, in the United States its popularity declined lately. The famous bearer is Neil Armstrong, an American astronaut and the first man on the Moon.

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Nelson Mandela - Nobel Prize Winner for Peace
Nelson Rockefeller - former US Vice President
Nelson Briles - baseball player
Nelson Cruz - baseball player
Nelson Primus - artist

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