Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DAW-sən
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Meaning & History

From an English surname meaning "son of David". As a given name, it was popularized in the late 1990s by the central character on the television drama Dawson's Creek (1998-2003). In the United States the number of boys receiving the name increased tenfold between 1997 and 1999. It got another boost in 2014 after it was used for a main character in the movie The Best of Me.

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People think this name is

natural   wholesome   strong   refined  

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Entry updated January 21, 2022