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What does Watson mean?

Watson Pronunciation of Watson 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Wa-, -son, old english, surname, 19th century, literary




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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)

Watson reached its peak position of #567 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is presently at #1415. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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