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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Dawson

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Dawson in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Dawson:

  • Records indicate that 25,438 boys in the United States have been named Dawson since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1999, when 2,801 people in the U.S. were given the name Dawson. Those people are now 21 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      12 Positive Comments

  • "My GIRL is named Dawson...we love it! Surprised that there is a boy named Dawson in her class. We were looking for a name that started with a D and ended in son...dawson..we knew it was typically a boys name but we loved it..her older brother is Jameson." Aug. 14, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son's name is Dawson and we LOVE it! It's a strong and masculine name. We picked it because it's not common, but not weird at all. We are forever getting compliments on his name." Sep. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im naming my son Dawson. I have never herd of it befor." Feb. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Seconds Before Dawson was born.It was to be Dylan. Thankgod! Dawson just suits him to a T" Jan. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name! :) I'm the only Dawson I've ever known, and I was born in 1992. I was named after my great uncle Dawson, obviously not the TV show!" Oct. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah I am expecting a boy any day now and all of my childrens names were really thought out and since my husbands name is David and we already have a David , Dawson(Son Of David)is a perfect fit but everyone in my family hates it ;-(" Feb. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Believe it or not, I named my son after a dream I had. We lived out in the middle of the stix and did not have the option of cable, so I had no idea about the show Dawsons Creek. I was a little irritated when I found out though.... Thats everyones 1st question - is it after Dawsons Creek? I was originally going with Dreyvon, and just in the dream all I could think of was Dawson. It was crazy. Hes 9 now." Nov. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I heard the name Dawson from Titanic, Jack Dawson and knew that when I had a son, that would be his name. I loved it. Three weeks later, I found out I was pregnant. Nine months later I had a son and named him Dawson. I do not like the fact that most people think I got his name from Dawson's Creek, but I still love the name Dawson! I am glad I chose it!" Apr. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little boy is called Dawson and anyone who asks me his name are in awe of it as it is a very unusal name here in Ireland." Oct. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate the association with Dawson's Creek, but the name Dawson means "David's son", so we love it for that reason ... and it really suits our little boy!" May. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I can't wait to have a baby boy so his name will be Dawson Robert T***Y." Jan. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think the TV show "Dawson's Creek" made Dawson a very lovable name. I love it!" Jul. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "a last name; considering Jack Dawson who died on the Titanic..." Feb. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My maiden name was Dawson and if we have a boy his name will be Dawson, i think its a great way to keep the name going since my father had all girls and there are no boys to carry the name on!" Apr. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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