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What does Simpson mean?

Simpson Pronunciation of Simpson [simp-son] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Simpson is "son of Simon".

Related boy name: Simon.

Associated with: old english.


Creative forms:
(male) Sionson, Stepson, ..

(female) Simpso, ..

Middle name pairings:
Simpson Boston (S.B.), ..

How popular is Simpson?

Simpson is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#145 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Simpson reached its highest position of #957 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Simon (#234 via latest list) is the only other popular related form of Simpson rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Simpson were popular presently (average #1117). Simon has been the most recognizable form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Simpson, Simon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Simpson is pronounced similarly to Sampson. Other recommended names are Aimon, Campion, Cimeron, Dickson, Gibson, Gillson, Gilson, Hampton, Jaimison, Jameson, Jamison, Jimson, Kempton, Nickson, Nilson, Nilsson, Pierson, Samson, Sanson, Shimon, Shipton, Silvaon, Simarron, Simen, Simeon, Simeron, Simmons, Simms, Simone, Simonson, Simyon, Sion, Smithson, Stephon, Stetson, Swenson, Symon, Tamson, Thompson, Timon, Vinson, Willson and Wilson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Simpson.

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