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Gender: M Meaning of Dawson: "son of David" Origin of Dawson: Welsh Dawson's Popularity in 2014: #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

(Marvin) Dawson Mathis, U.S. Congressman from Georgia
Dawson Simpson, Australian rules footballer
Dawson Dakota Dunbar, Canadian actor
Dawson Dawson-Watson, British-born painter
Dawson Fernandes, Indian footballer
Dawson Millward, British actor
Richard Dawson, English-American actor, comedian, and TV game show host

Pop Culture References for the Name Dawson

Dawson Leery, main character on TV's "Dawson's Creek"
Dawson T. Hunziger, character in "Arrowsmith" (1925) by Sinclair Lewis
Dawson Black, character in "Obsidian" by Jennifer L Armentrout
Dawson Cole, main character in Nicholas Sparks' "The Best of Me"
Frank Dawson, main character on TV's "This Man Dawson"
Edward "Eddie" Dawson, main character in Piers Paul Read's "Monk Dawson''
Jack Dawson, character in film "Titanic"
Ally Dawson, character on TV's "Austin & Ally"
Damon Dawson, character on TV's "Heroes"


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