Nilsson is a Swedish surname and the fourth most common surname in Sweden. The name is a patronymic meaning "Nils's son". Nils was a very common name, especially in 19th century Sweden.

Some people named Nilsson:

  • Andreas Nilsson (disambiguation)
  • Anna Q. Nilsson (1888–1974), a Swedish actor
  • Anton Nilson (1887–1989), a Swedish Communist, active in the Russia Revolution
  • Aurora Nilsson (1894–1972), a Swedish writer
  • Bengt Nilsson (actor) (born 1954), a Swedish actor
  • Birgit Nilsson (1918–2005), a Swedish soprano
  • Bob Nilsson (born 1960), an Australian minor league and ABL pitcher.
  • Cecilia Nilsson (athlete) (born 1979), a Swedish hammer thrower
  • Christina Nilsson (1843–1921), a Swedish operatic soprano
  • Dave Nilsson (born 1969), an Australian an All-Star baseballer
  • Gary Nilsson (born 1963), an Australian minor league and ABL pitcher
  • Gunnar Nilsson (1948–1978), a Swedish racing car driver
  • Harry Nilsson (1941–1994), an American singer and songwriter, often known simply as Nilsson
  • Ida Göthilda Nilsson (1840–1920), a Swedish sculptor
  • Joakim Nilsson (disambiguation)
  • Kent Nilsson (born 1956), a Swedish ice hockey player
  • Lennart Nilsson (born 1922), a Swedish photographer
  • Lina Nilsson, a Swedish football player
  • Malin Nilsson (born 1973), a Swedish freestyle swimmer
  • Magnus Nilsson (chef) (born 1984), a Swedish chef
  • Martin P. Nilsson (1874–1967), a Swedish philologist and historian of religion
  • Nils Nilsson (disambiguation)
  • Robert Nilsson (born 1985), an ice hockey player
  • Roland Nilsson (born 1963), a Swedish football player
  • Svante Nilsson (regent of Sweden) (1460–1512), a regent of Sweden
  • Sven Nilsson (born 1787), a Swedish zoologist and archaeologist
  • Tommy Nilsson (born 1960), a Swedish musician

Other articles related to "nilsson":

Bob Nilsson
... Robert "Bob" Nilsson was the oldest of the four Nilsson brothers and one of the greatest relievers in the history of Australian baseball leagues ... Bob's brother Dave Nilsson was the first Australian All-Star in MLB, his brother Gary Nilsson played in the minors and Ron Nilsson also played in Australia for one year ... Bob's son Jay Nilsson began his minor league career in 2006 ...