What does Nelson mean?

English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)

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

Nelson may be named after the famous American general, but it doesn't mean you're a military man yourself. It could mean that you're a fan of history, or that you're someone who is always looking for the good in people.

Is Nelson a good cat name?

Nelson has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. Nelson isn't one of the most common cat names, so your kitty will make waves! If you love the name, you should pick it!

Nelson is found in these categories:

traditional cat names

Many admirals and sea captains named their feline companions this.

elegant cat names

Historical ties to British nobility give this feline moniker sophistication.


Based on likes, Nelson ranks #3,672 with users of

Nelson is not a common cat name. If you love to stand out, this is a very good thing!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Nelson was, over the past 30 days, the 4873rd ranked cat name for views on

As of June 2024, Nelson is becoming rarer and less popular with new kitten owners. Our stats reveal that the moniker is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Nelson was viewed 15 times, and liked 0 times.

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