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What does Lawson mean?

Lawson [law-son] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lawson is "son of Lawrence". Commonly used as a first name since 1850. Author Robert Lawson.

Associated with: old english.


Kreatif forms:
(male) Leson, Lyson, ..

(female) Lawsonna, Lawsonni, ..

How popular is Lawson?

Lawson is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#235 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Lawson for boys. Lawson reached its apex position of #454 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #485 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lawson name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lawson outside U.S.

Similar Names


Lawson is alike in pronunciation to Lasean. Other recommended names are Babson, Carson, Cason, Dawson, Dayson, Dowson, Garson, Hanson, Hewson, Jacson, Jaison, Jakson, Janson, Jason, Jaxson, Jayson, Karson, Kason, Labron, Ladon, Laiken, Laikin, Lajon, Laken, Lakon, Landon, Laron, Larron, Larsen, Larson, Larsson, Lavon, Lawlor, Lawton, Layton, Mason, Masson, Maxson, Parson, Rawson, Samson, Sanson, Tamson, Tanson, Tayson and Watson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lawson.