"son of Nils"

Nilsson Origin and Meaning

The name Nilsson is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "son of Nils".

The son at the end of many Scandinavian names makes them more consistent with modern American name tastes. While Nilsson may be the proper Scandinavian form of the name, many English speakers will try to spell it Nilson or Nelson.

Famous People Named Nilsson

  • Harry Edward NilssonAmerican singer,songwriter

Nilsson in Pop Culture

  • Mr. Nilsson is Pippi Longstocking's monkey in the fictional books by Astrid Lindgren