Nelson Coat of Arms and History : The Danish surname Nelson is patronymic in origin, being derived from the first name of a father. In this case, Nelson is associated with the personal name "Nel" and the surname simply denotes "a son of Nel". Nel is in fact an Old Irish personal name more frequently found in the form "Niall" and both are derived from the Gaelic word "nia", meaning, literally, "champion".
Nelson Coat of Arms and History : The English surname Nelson is patronymic in origin, being one of those names derived from the first name of a father. In this case it simply denotes "son of Nell," from the Old Irish personal name Nel or Niall, which is derived from the Gaelic word "nia," meaning "champion." This name was carried to Iceland by the Scandanavians as Njall, taken to Norway, then to France, and brought to England by the Normans in the wake of the Conquest (1066).
Stevie Wonder has even more to sing about! The 64-year-old musician welcomed his ninth child, a baby girl named Nia, with girlfriend Tomeeka Robyn Bracy in December. His rep confirmed the birth as well as the meaning of Nia's name: purpose, which is one of the principles of Kwanzaa.
☥ The state of California was named after the mythical Black Queen Califia. According to the story, California was an island where only Black women lived. When Cortez arrived in California, searching for this mythical queen, her influence on him was so powerful that he paid tribute to Queen Califia by naming the state after her. California literally means, “the land where Black women live."