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Dawson Name Meaning and Origin

Dawson Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Son of David

Name Origin


Dawson is an English name derived from the surname meaning 'son of David'. It is a patronymic name that indicates a familial relationship to someone named David. The name has biblical roots and signifies a connection to the biblical figure King David.

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Dawson Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Dawson is easy to pronounce with clear syllables and emphasis on the first syllable, making it flow smoothly.

Name Melody Rating:

The two-syllable name Dawson has a moderate rhythm with a slight pause between the two syllables, creating a balanced cadence.

Famous People Named Dawson

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● Dawson Leery

Dawson Leery is a fictional character from the TV series 'Dawson's Creek', portrayed by actor James Van Der Beek. He is known for his introspective nature and complex relationships with friends in the small town of Capeside.

● Dawson McAllister

Dawson McAllister is a radio host and author known for his work in helping young people navigate challenges and offering advice on relationships, mental health, and personal growth.

● Dawson Knox

Dawson Knox is a professional American football player who currently plays as a tight end for the Buffalo Bills in the NFL. He is known for his athleticism and versatility on the field.

Dawson Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Dawson

The name Dawson does not typically evoke negative connotations or associations with negative characters. However, some may perceive it as traditional or common, lacking uniqueness in a modern context.

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