What does Watson mean?
Watson [wat-son] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Watson is "son of Walter". Surname used as first name mainly in the 19th century. Literary: the name of Sherlock Holmes' sidekick. IBM founder Thomas Watson.
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How popular is Watson?
Watson is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#76 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Watson for boys. Watson reached its peak position of #567 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is presently at #1415. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
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