US Popularity:258
Meaning:son of David
There’s no doubt that TV has made a major impact on baby names. One of these examples includes the British boy’s name Dawson, meaning “son of David.” Many babies were given the name Dawson following the success of the late-1990s teen-angst series “Dawson’s Creek.” Though the show no longer airs, the name, which peaked on the charts at the turn of the century, is still popular—both with fans of the show and with parents who like last names as first names. It comes from a surname taken from “Daw,” the medieval nickname for David.

Famous People Named Dawson

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  • Andre Dawson
    Baseball Player

Dawson Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Dawson is currently #1914 on The Bump
Boy:Dawson is currently #562 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Dawson is currently #258 in U.S. births
Boy:Dawson is currently #94 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 63
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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