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Boy Name: Dowson

Name: Dowson
Pronunciation: \do(w)-son\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: dark-haired
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Dawson, Dayson, Dyson
Similar Names: Dotson, Doron, Dorion, Dottson, Dotsen, Dowan, Hewson, Lawson, Rawson
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 64460


Dowson \do(w)-son\ as a boy's name is a variant of Dow (Irish, Gaelic), and the meaning of Dowson is "dark-haired".

The baby name Dowson sounds like Dawson, Dayson and Dyson. Other similar baby names are Dotson, Doron, Dorion, Dottson, Dotsen, Dowan, Hewson, Lawson and Rawson.


Dowson is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#64460 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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