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What does Dickson mean?

Dickson Pronunciation of Dickson [dick-son] as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dickson is "powerful leader; son of Dick". Dickson is a variant form of Dick (English, Old German): a rhyming variant from medieval times. Dickson is also a variant of Dixon (Old English).

Associated with: old english, powerful, leader.


1 related form via Dick, Dixon: Dicky.

Creative forms:
(male) Dickton, Digson, ..


Middle name pairings:
Dickson Wesley (D.W.), ..

How popular is Dickson?

Dickson is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#915 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Dick, Dicky and Dixon are the popular variation forms of Dickson (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Dickson was well-received among parents during 1930-1939 (median #1145), but now, the form Dick has become less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dick, Dicky, Dixon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dickson and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Davison, Dawson, Dayson, Deekon, Denison, Dickie, Dickinson, Dillon, Dilon, Dion, Dodgson, Dotson, Dottson, Dowson, Drakon, Dyson, Ericson, Erikson, Gibson, Gillson, Gilson, Jackson, Jacson, Jakson, Jimson, Nachson, Nickson, Nilson, Nilsson, Packston, Pierson, Simpson, Vinson, Willson and Wilson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dickson.

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