Meaning and Origin of: Nielsen

Family name origins & meanings

  • Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein) : patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas).
  • Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein) : patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas) or Cornelius.