Dawson

Dawson - A very unique male name



  Mar 30,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dawson, meaning son of David, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #1135. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dawson and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dawson? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dawson. The baby boy name Dawson was given to 1,013 baby boys in 2012, ranking #314 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,620 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dawson peaked in popularity 18 years ago in 1999 on position 136.



Famous with this name

Rosario Dawson
Paul Dawson
Kim Dawson


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Dawson is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dawson is currently topping the baby name charts in North Dakota at position #95 - and is the least popular in California at position #752.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dawson is where you live.


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Dawson origin and meaning

Dawson is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means son of David. To see famous people named Dawson, pop culture references for the name Dawson and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dawson

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dawson, sorted by popularity.

Deshawn / Dashawn / Daquan / Dejuan / Deshaun / Deacon / Dequan / Desean / Dajuan / Dashaun /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012314
2011313
2010288
2009284
2008269
2007250
2006232
2005221
2004207
2003203
2002192
2001183
2000168
1999136
1998175
1997779
1996824
1995947
1994912
19931095
19921498
19911607
19902026
19892420
19882141
19871892
19862511
19731836
19681624
19531488
19491358
19481135
19471483
19401369
19311188
19281753
19251768
19241656
19231297
19201765
19141202
19131135

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
North Dakota95
South Dakota112
Idaho128
Alabama132
Montana148
Alaska149
West Virginia150
Utah173
Iowa173
Arkansas174
Maine178
South Carolina198
Indiana206
Tennessee206
Georgia211
Kentucky212
Mississippi219
Wisconsin219
Minnesota224
Missouri224
Nebraska226
North Carolina232
Kansas236
Michigan255
Oklahoma259
Louisiana267
Ohio286
Pennsylvania314
Oregon333
Colorado360
Nevada364
Virginia377
Arizona409
Illinois412
Washington432
New Mexico461
Florida467
Texas482
New York493
Maryland574
Massachusetts603
California752

Even more about Dawson


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dawson a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dawson?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1999
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dawson
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,620
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +1,013

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