What does Dawson mean?
Affiliated boy name: David.Creative forms:
(male) Dawbon, Deson, ..
(female) Dawsonne, .. Middle name pairings:
Dawson Mikhail (D.M.), ..
How 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)
Dawson reached its top rank of #136 in the U.S. in 1999, and is presently at #239. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent variation form of Dawson (#239 from recent data) is David (#18 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Dawson was common among parents 55 years ago (adoption of 3.81%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.7%, down 82%).
Dawson is pronounced similarly to Dasean, Dayson, Dowson and Dyson. Other suggested similar names are Babson, Carson▲, Cason▲, Dacian, Daemon, Dagan, Dagen, Dagon, Daimon, Dajohn, Dajon, Dajuan, Dallon, Dalon, Dalton▼, Dameon, Damion▼, Damon▼, Damyon, Danon, Danton, Daquan▼, Darion▼, Daron, Darron, Darton, Darwon (see Darwin), Dashonn (see Da-), Daveon, Davion, Davison, Davon▼, Davyon, Daxton▲, Daylon, Daymon, Dayton, Deacon▲, Deecon, Deekon, Dejon, Deshon, Dickson, Dixon, Dotson, Garson, Hanson, Hewson, Jacson, Jaison, Jakson, Janson, Jason▼, Jaxson▲, Jayson▲, Karson▲, Kason▲, Larson, Lawson▲, Lawton, Mason▲, Masson, Maxson, Parson, Rawson, Samson▲, Sanson, Tamson, Tanson, Tayson and Watson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dawson.See names in meaning and etymology.