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04:59 Feb 15, 2007
English to Norwegian translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing / Market Research
English term or phrase: nelson
its my last name
tom nelson

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5 +1nelson
Per Bergvall



3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1

Sorry to disappoint you, but the word has no meaning beyond the wrestling term for various neck holds. I suspect there's a Scandinavian heritage in there; Nilsson, Nielsen, Nilsen all mean son of Nils, and are among the most common names in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Per Bergvall
Local time: 03:55
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in category: 44

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agree  Eivind Lilleskjaeret: means literally "son of Nils" or some other spelling of that name
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