Dawson Name Meaning & Origin

Dawson

Pronunciation: DAW-sən (key)

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Davison

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Comments and insights on the name Dawson: | Edit

I love this name. It’s so cool!

This name owes its whole popularity to the tv series "Dawson's Creek," nobody used it before then.
Dawson is also a place name in Montana - the name of a county. It was definitely used in western states before the tv show, although it is more popular after the tv show.

nobody used it before then?

My mother used it in 1957 to name her first born son. Me! :)
I was with the military in England when Dawson's Creek aired in the US. It was on 2 or 3 years by the time I got back. When someone heard my name, they'd say "Dawson's Creek!". For awhile, I had no idea what they were talking about. Still haven't seen that show.

I was searching for a name for our son that started with a D and saw a show on Richard Dawson and realized that Dawson would make a nice first name. The following year, Dawson's Creek came out and I was constantly asked if I named him after that show. 17-years later and I am rarely asked that anymore, thank goodness.

Personal experiences with the name Dawson: | Edit

My son is named Dawson. He was named after his Great, great, great grandfather and Not Dawson's Creek. However, most people do think this is the reason. We have heard of only 2 or 3 others after him, it is not that common and we really like that quality. We are not from the Midwest, but are from FL. The other 2 Dawson's are from the South so... The south should be picking up the pace on the Dawson jurisdiction!

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Dawson is my son.. born in the late 90s but NOT because of the tv show which I had never seen but after he was born everyone assumed he was named after....

I choose Dawson from a baby book when I saw the meaning was "Davidson" which is my maiden name so although he has my husband's family name .. he also has mine :)

and I ad to laugh at the "nicknames" listed here ... he has all three........

Nicknames for Dawson: | Edit

Dawsey, Big-D, DOS, D, D-A-W, Daws, Daws the Boss!

Meanings and history of the name Dawson: | Edit

The surname Dawson means the same as "Davidson" (Daw is an old nickname for David).

Means “loved”

Famous real-life people named Dawson: | Edit

Dawson Dixon Dean - American Child Actor listed on IMDB.com

Dawson in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dawson Leery- character in the television show Dawson's Creek played by James van der Beek
Jack Dawson - character in the movie "Titanic" played by Leonardo DiCaprio

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