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What does Hutchinson mean?

Hutchinson Pronunciation of Hutchinson [hutchin-son] as a boys' name. Hutchinson means "Hugh's town; settlement on the hill". Hutchinson is a version of Houston (Irish, Gaelic, Old English): place name.

Associated with: hill (mountain).


1 alternative form via Houston: Hutcheson.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Hutchinson Dustin (H.D.), ..

How popular is Hutchinson?

Hutchinson is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#649 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular variation form of Hutchinson (not in Top 2000) is Houston (#847 a year ago). Adoption of this relation of Hutchinson reached its highest a century ago (adoption of 0.02%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.01%, 38% less). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Albinson, Dickinson, Hanson, Harrison, Harrisson, Hopkinson, Hudson, Huntingdon, Huntington, Hutton, Johnson, Nachson, Pattison, Quinton, Rawlinson, Robbinson, Robinson, Stephenson, Stevenson, Tomlinson, Tompkinson (see Tompkins), Vinson, Wilkinson and Willkinson (see Wilkinson). These names tend to be more commonly used than Hutchinson.

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