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Dawson meaning and name origin

Dawson \da(w)-son\ as a boy's name is pronounced DAW-sun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dawson is "son of David". A form of the medieval surname.

Dawson has 3 variant forms: Daw, Dawe and Dawes.

For more information, see also the related name David.

Dawson is also pronounced similarly to Dayson, Dowson and Dyson. Other suggested similar baby names are Dagon, Dajon, Lawson and Rawson.

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Popularity of Dawson

Dawson is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#307 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Dawson name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Dawson with its variant forms and related boy baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Dawson name in U.S.
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