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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 boy name David.


Popularity

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 name popularity of the name Dawson for boys (2015 statistics).


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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dawson and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are David and Dawson. (2015 statistics).


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

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


Similar Names

Dawson is also 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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