Dawson - boys name

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.

Origin: English

David's son. Surname.



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Overall UK ranking: 556 out of 4789

69 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (372)

Historical popularity of Dawson

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