Dawson name popularity, meaning and origin
Name Popularity: 88%
Dawson name meaning:
The name Dawson is of English origin and is commonly used as a boy's name. It is derived from the surname "Dawson," which itself originated as a patronymic surname meaning "son of David." David is a Hebrew name that means "beloved" or "friend," thus giving Dawson the underlying meaning of "son of the beloved" or "son of the friend."
Dawson is a strong and masculine name that carries a sense of familiarity and approachability. It conveys a friendly and likable personality, which could lead to the person being well-liked and surrounded by friends. The name also suggests a deep connection to family and a sense of loyalty. Individuals named Dawson may possess qualities such as kindness, compassion, and a strong sense of responsibility. Overall, the name Dawson carries a positive connotation and reflects a person who is dependable, caring, and cherished by those around them.
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Overall UK ranking: 556 out of 4789
69 recorded births last year
Change in rank
- Scotland (372)
Ranking for this name in various UK regions
Historical popularity of Dawson
The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Dawson from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Dawson in 2024