Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈdɔː.sən/  [key·simplify]

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.

Related Names

RootDawson (surname)


People think this name is

natural   wholesome   strong   refined  


Entry updated January 21, 2022