US Popularity:1672
Meaning:Son of Walter
“My dear Watson” certainly has a familiar ring to it. A distinctly British name, Watson also happens to be the title of the well-known and loved partner of Sherlock Holmes. It’s no mystery why this duo was like two peas in a pod, and we have no doubt that you and baby Watson will be just as close. The title means “son of Walter.” Don’t worry if this doesn’t match up with any of baby’s caregivers, because the German name itself means “commander.” While Watson may have some natural curiosity, he’ll always know who’s in charge. If you’re a fan of classic baby names, then Watson could be a fitting choice for your new little sidekick.

Famous People Named Watson

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Watson Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Watson is currently #3840 on The Bump
Boy:Watson is currently #2147 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Watson is currently #1672 in U.S. births
Boy:Watson is currently #804 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 75
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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