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What does Dowson mean?

Dowson Pronunciation of Dowson [dow-son] as a boys' name has the meaning "dark-haired". Dowson is a variant form of Dow (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: dark.


2 alternative forms via Dow: Dowan and Dowe.

Creative forms:
(male) Deson, Dowbon, ..

(female) Dowdan, Dowryn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dowson Brenton (D.B.), ..

How popular is Dowson?

Dowson is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#44350 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Dowson (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 is Dow. This relation of Dowson was at the apex of its popularity during 1890-1899 (#985). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dow in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dowson is alike in pronunciation to Dawson, Dayson and Dyson. Other suggested similar names are Colson, Dagon, Dajon, Deacon, Deecon, Deekon, Dejon, Deshon, Dickson, Dixon, Dodgson, Doogan, Dorion, Doron, Dotsen (see Dotson), Dotson, Dottson, Dougan, Hewson, Hobson, Jonson, Lawson, Rawson, Robson, Ronson and Rowdon. Like Dowson, these names are not commonly used.

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