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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Boy Name: Dawson

Name: Dawson
Pronunciation: \da(w)-son\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: son of David
Origin: English
Related Names: David
Sounds Like: Dayson, Dowson
Variant forms: Daw, Dawe, Dawes
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 307

Description

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.

Popularity

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)

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