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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.
Baby names that sound like Watson are Adison, Edison, Edson, Judson and Woodson. Other similar baby names are Dayson, Dawson, Dotson, Tayson and Wilson.
Popularity of Watson
Watson is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#72 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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