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Watson meaning and name origin

Watson \wa(t)-son\ as a boy's 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.

Popularity of Watson

Watson is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#72 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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