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Nelson, masculine name of Irish origin, whose meaning is "He who is Neil's son".
History and the Saint
Nelson's name belongs to a historical figure "The English Admiral Horatio Nelson", He was born in Burnham Torpe, English county of Norflolk in the year 1758. He participated and won the battle of the Nile and Trafalgar during the Napoleonic wars, but he was wounded and died shortly after. Made a National Hero by his victory, Napoleon I Bonaparte desisted from invading Great Britain and demonstrated British naval supremacy that would last 100 hundred years more. In admiration of his bravery, the name Nelson begins to be used and acquires a character of its own.
Nelson in other languages:
- Catalan: Nelson.
Famous, famous historical figures by the name of Nelson
- Nelson Mandela, was born in Umtata, the Eastern Cape, South Africa in the year 1918, Nobel Peace Prize. South Africa's first black president elected by democratic means by universal suffrage and one of the most famous political prisoners.
- Nelson Piquet, was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1952, famous Formula 1 driver, world champion in 1981, 1983 and 1987.
- Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, was born Bar Harbor, Maine, USA in 1908, son of Hohan Davison Rockefeller, Jr. became president of the United States during 1974 - 1977 by replacing Gerald Ford.