Infographic of Watson name meaning, which is “Son of Walter,” based on Wa(l)t and son.
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Watson Name Popularity

How popular is the name Watson? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 904 6 0.0012%
1913 828 10 0.0018%
1914 874 13 0.0019%
1915 798 25 0.0028%
1916 763 30 0.0031%
1917 804 28 0.0028%
1918 706 44 0.0041%
1919 798 32 0.0031%
1920 1,039 17 0.0015%
1921 802 35 0.0031%
1922 818 33 0.003%
1923 1,064 15 0.0013%
1924 982 21 0.0018%
1925 1,091 14 0.0012%
1926 1,155 12 0.0011%
1927 1,052 16 0.0014%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 1,119 12 0.0011%
1931 1,435 5 0.0005%
1932 1,305 6 0.0006%
1933 1,067 11 0.0012%
1934 1,346 5 0.0005%
1935 1,343 5 0.0005%
1936 1,018 12 0.0012%
1937 1,080 10 0.001%
1938 1,292 6 0.0006%
1939 997 12 0.0012%
1940 1,292 6 0.0006%
1941 969 15 0.0013%
1942 0 0%
1943 1,060 12 0.0009%
1944 0 0%
1945 1,305 5 0.0004%
1946 1,489 5 0.0003%
1947 1,397 6 0.0004%
1948 1,350 6 0.0004%
1949 1,303 7 0.0004%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 1,034 18 0.001%
1954 0 0%
1955 1,229 11 0.0006%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 1,506 5 0.0003%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 0 0%
1981 0 0%
1982 1,951 5 0.0003%
1983 0 0%
1984 0 0%
1985 0 0%
1986 0 0%
1987 2,283 5 0.0003%
1988 0 0%
1989 0 0%
1990 0 0%
1991 0 0%
1992 0 0%
1993 0 0%
1994 0 0%
1995 0 0%
1996 0 0%
1997 0 0%
1998 0 0%
1999 2,170 10 0.0007%
2000 0 0%
2001 0 0%
2002 0 0%
2003 0 0%
2004 0 0%
2005 2,551 7 0.0005%
2006 2,954 5 0.0003%
2007 0 0%
2008 0 0%
2009 0 0%
2010 0 0%
2011 2,289 11 0.0008%
2012 1,891 22 0.0015%
2013 2,024 17 0.0012%
2014 1,606 38 0.0026%
2015 1,281 73 0.005%
2016 1,294 73 0.0051%
2017 982 138 0.0099%
2018 674 297 0.0216%
2019 653 334 0.0247%
2020 603 400 0.0314%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adison

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Judson

Praised

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Woodson

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English


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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dawson

Son of David

English

Dayson

Son of David

English

Dotson
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Wilson

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1 Comment

  1. My husband and I liked this one and agreed finally
    I dislike that it’s so uncommon and people are unsure of it.


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