Nels - Meaning of Nels
Nels is an English and Scandinavian variant transcription of the name Neil (Dutch, English, Irish, and Scottish).
Nels is also an English variant transcription of the name Nelson (Dutch and English).
Nels is also a Scandinavian variant transcription of the name Nicholas (English and French).
Nels is also a Scandinavian variant transcription of the name Nils (Scandinavian and English).
Nels is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1902, 0.011% of baby boys were named Nels. It was #607 in rank then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is now of sporadic use. In 2018, within the family of boy names directly related to Nels, Nicholas was the most regularly used.
Baby names that sound like Nels include Neills, Neils, Niels, Nills, Nils, Nowles, Nylls, Knolls, Knowles, Nalleigh, Nalloh, Nayla, Naylah, Neeleigh, Nelec, Neleck, Nelek, Nelius, Nelleigh, and Nileigh.
† Pronunciation for Nels: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"