Gender / Sex: boy
Meaning: son of David
Related Names: David
Sounds Like: Dayson, Dowson
Variant forms: Daw, Dawe, Dawes
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 307
Dawson \da(w)-son\ as a boy's name is pronounced DAW-sun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dawson is "son of David". A form of the medieval surname.
Dawson has 3 variant forms: Daw, Dawe and Dawes.
For more information, see also the related name David.
Baby names that sound like Dawson are Dayson and Dowson.
View a list of the 2 names that reference Dawson.
Dawson is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#307 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)