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Wilson Name Meaning and Origin

Wilson Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Son of Will, Wilful, Determined

Name Origin


The name Wilson means 'son of Will' or 'Wilful, Determined'. It is of English origin and is derived from the medieval given name Will, a short form of William. The name signifies strength, determination, and perseverance.

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Wilson Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Wilson is easy to pronounce with a smooth flow and clear enunciation. It is familiar and comfortable to say aloud.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Wilson has a good rhythm due to its two syllables and balanced emphasis on each. It rolls off the tongue effortlessly.

Famous People Named Wilson

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● Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz is an American actor known for his roles in 'My So-Called Life' and 'Star Trek: Discovery'. He is also an LGBTQ+ activist and advocate.

● Wilson Bethel

Wilson Bethel is an American actor best known for his role as Wade Kinsella on the TV series 'Hart of Dixie'. He has also appeared in 'Daredevil'.

● Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett was an American singer and songwriter known for his soul and R&B hits in the 1960s and 1970s, including 'In the Midnight Hour' and 'Mustang Sally'.

Wilson Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Wilson

The name Wilson does not have strong negative associations or cultural symbols. However, some may perceive it as common or traditional, lacking in uniqueness or modern flair.

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