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Gender: M Meaning of Dawson: "son of David" Origin of Dawson: Welsh Dawson's Popularity in 2013: #320

Dawson was scarcely heard as a first name before the debut of Dawson's Creek in 1998, at which point it leaped up more than 550 places in one year. The character Dawson Leery, played by James Van Der Beek, was a teen favorite until the show's demise in 2003, but the name has retained its popularity, still at Number 320.

An offshoot of the David nickname Daw, Dawson could make a nice tribute to a namesake David. Also a common surname, there have been noted Dawsons from footballer Len to actress Rosario to the Leonardo Di Caprio character in Titanic, Jack Dawson.

In literature, Dawson Fairchild is a novelist character in William Faulkner's second novel, Mosquitoes.

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Famous People Named Dawson

Richard Dawson, British actor/comedian/TV host
Roxann Dawson, actor
Kimya Dawson, singer/songwriter who did a lot of the music for the movie "Juno"

Pop Culture References for the Name Dawson

Dawson Leery, character played by James Van Der Beek on TV's "Dawson's Creek"
Jack Dawson, Leonardo DiCaprio's character in "Titanic"
Dawson T. Hunziger, character in "Arrowsmith" (1925) by Sinclair Lewis
Ally Dawson, character in Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally"
Damon Dawson, from the TV series "Heroes"
Dawson Black from Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout
Dawson Cole, main character in the Nicholas Sparks novel "The Best of Me"