Meaning and Name Origin
For more information, see also the related boy name David.
Dawson is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#307 out of 88799, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 is David (#18 last year). Adoption of these boy names reached its highest in the year 1999 and has become significantly lower since. Dawson (#320) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)