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What does Pearson mean?

Pearson Pronunciation of Pearson [pear-son] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the name Pearson means "rock". Pearson is an alternate spelling of Pierce (English, Greek): form of Piers from Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Pearson has 3 variants: Pearsson, Pierson and Piersson.

2 more different relations via Pierce, Piers: Pearce and Pears.

Creative forms:
(male) Pearton, Proson, ..

(female) Pearan, Pearlo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pearson Teagan (P.T.), ..

How popular is Pearson?

Pearson is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#281 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Pearson was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #1800 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Pearson rated in the Top 2000 are Pierce (#466 last year) and Pierson (#1310). Other forms, like Pears, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Pearson is at its apex today (adoption of 0.04%). Pierce has generally been a favorite of parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pearson, Pierce, Pierson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Pearson is pronounced similarly to Parson and Person. Other recommended names are Adamson, Barton, Benson, Berton, Beyron, Carson, Carston, Claron, Darion, Darron, Deacon, Deavon, Delron, Denison, Emerson, Garion, Garon, Garson, Garton, Gerson, Hardon, Harmon, Haron, Haroon, Jaison, Janson, Jarron, Jason, Jaxson, Jenson, Jensson, Jeron, Karlson, Karson, Kason, Kealon, Keiron, Laron, Larson, Leeron, Mardon, Marlon, Marsdon, Marshon, Marston, Marton, Maxson, Meirion, Merton, Nealson, Neilson, Parken, Parkin, Parsons, Parton, Paton, Paxon, Paxton, Payton, Pedro, Perkin, Perkyn, Persons, Peterson, Petrov, Platon, Reardon, Seaton, Taron, Taroon, Vardon, Vernon and Warton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pearson.

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