Boy Baby Name

Dawson

Rating :Excellent
4.5 / 5
27 Times rated
Add to My Favorites

Quick Facts on Dawson

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 320
Pronunciation:
DAW-sәn
Simple meaning:
Son of David, Beloved

Characteristics of Dawson

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - Dawson

Dawson is the transferred use of an English patronymic surname, from the medieval nickname for David, Daw – so Dawson essentially means ‘son of David’. The name David comes from a Hebrew word “dawid” thought to mean “beloved.” In the Bible, David was one of the greatest Kings of Israel and therefore an important figure to both Jews and Christians (for more information on David, see David). In England, the name David achieved further fame as a result of St. David, the patron saint of Wales, and two kings of Scotland named David (during the 12th and 14th centuries). The first recorded spelling of the surname was written Daweson in the 14th century.

Popularity of the Name Dawson

The name Dawson appeared briefly on the American male naming charts around the turn of the 20th century (late 1800s/early 1900s). But by 1912, the name would disappear from radar for the next 80+ years before reemerging in 1994. Then something interesting happens. The WB network introduced a popular new teenage television drama called “Dawson’s Creek” in January 1998. Guess what? The name Dawson jumped a whopping 559 positions on the male naming charts in that year alone! The year 1999 marked the height of Dawson’s popularity on the charts (at #136), but it’s seen a slow decline from usage in the past 10 years. Nonetheless, even as “Dawson’s Creek” fades from our memories, the name Dawson is still at a respectable position on the charts. American parents love surnames as first names, so Dawson is another example that fits the bill. Only this one is less overused when compared to surnames like Mason or Logan, so it feels more interesting and original. It’s also a great name if Dad’s name is David!
Popularity of the Boy Name Dawson
You need Adobe Flash Player 6 (or above) to view the charts. It is a free and lightweight installation from Adobe.com. Please click here to install the same.

Cultural References to the Baby Name - Dawson

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Dawson

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Dawson

    Dawson We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Dawson.

  • Popular Songs on Dawson

    Popular Songs on Dawson

    Dawson - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Dawson.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Dawson

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Dawson

    Dawson - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Dawson.

  • Famous People Named Dawson

    Famous People Named Dawson

    Famous People Named Dawson - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Dawson.

  • Children of Famous People Named Dawson

    Children of Famous People Named Dawson

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Dawson - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Dawson.

  • Historic Figures

    Dawson - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Dawson - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Dawson.

Personality of the Boy Name Dawson

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Variations of the Baby Name - Dawson

Copyright © 2016 Oh Baby! Names