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The name Dawson has the following meaning:

The son of David.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Dawson is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 203 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Dawson fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 16 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 285 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Dawson in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Dawson is pronounced as daw-sun


Dawson originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Dawson and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Dawson: Boys - Anson, Baxter, Benny, Bryson, Butler, Dillard, Edmund, Freeman, Harris, Harrison, Jamison, Jaquan, Jimmy, Kingston, Latrell, Lawton, Norwin, Olen, Pierce, Ples, Presley, Girls - Ceola, Dasia, Ebony, Elizebeth, Georgia, Geri, Jailene, Jenna, Marybeth, Scarlett, Both genders - Darian, Farris, Fleming, Hayden, Nancy


Popular Variants for the name Dawson: Daw, Dawe, Dawes, Dawsan, Dawsen, Dawsin, Dawsun, Dawsyn


We think the name Dawson should fall under the following style category: Ending with N.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Dawson to be: A charming and well-to-do person

In one word, you might describe Dawson as a(n) "charming" person.

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Faces of



Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Dawson (or its variants) are:

Daws Butler, born on 16 November, a famous actor. Daws Butler's background: A voice actor born in Toledo, Ohio. He originated the voices of many famous animated cartoon characters, including Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound.

Leonard Ray Dawson, born on 20 June, a famous athlete. Leonard Ray Dawson's background: A former American football quarterback from Purdue University who played for three professional teams, most notably the Kansas City Chiefs.

Matt Dawson, born on 31 October, a famous athlete. Matt Dawson's background: A now retired English rugby union footballer who played scrum half for Wasps having played most of his career for Northampton Saints.
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