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pinWhat does Dawson mean?

Dawson /daw-son/ as a boys' 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.


pinVariations

Dawson has 3 variants: Daw, Dawe and Dawes.

Affiliated boy name: David.

Kreatif forms: Dason, Deusson, Dewson. [more]

pinHow popular is Dawson?

Dawson is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#355 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Dawson for boys. Dawson was first listed in 1994 and reached its top rank of #136 in the U.S. in 1999, and is presently at #320. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dawson name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dawson outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dawson and affiliated names. The only other prominent variation form of Dawson (#320 2 years ago) is David (#18 2 years ago). Adoption of these relations of Dawson was common among parents in 1999 (usage of 0.924%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.831%, down 10.1%). David has been the most prevalent, while Dawson has gained in usage over time. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dawson, David in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dawson, David outside U.S.


pinSimilar Names

Dawson is pronounced similarly to Dayson, Dowson and Dyson. Other suggested similar baby names are Dagon, Dajon, Lawson and Rawson. Like Dawson, these names are not commonly used.

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