Name: Wilson

Origin and Meaning of the Name Wilson

  • Meaning:
    Son of William
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (WIL son)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Wilson)
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Miscellaneous Info for Wilson

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Wilson is a common surname found rarely as a personal name. Famous bearers include 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, 40th president Ronald Wilson Reagan and R&B rock and roll singer Wilson Pickett.

    Wilson is also an American Leather goods store and a brand of sporting goods. In the movie "Cast Away", actor Tom Hanks only companion on the island upon which he is stranded is a Wilson volleyball, whom he refers to as "Wilson".

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Popularity Rank of Wilson (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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