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Gender: M Meaning of Hudson: "Hugh's son" Origin of Hudson: English Hudson's Popularity in 2015: #65

Hudson has risen quickly up the charts after emerging at the bottom of the list in 1995, now at Number 65 and climbing.

, Hudson has gotten a boost as a prominent surname over the years, from explorer Henry to heartthrob Rock to director Hugh, the musical Hudson brothers, and Kate Hudson today. It has also been attached to a few prominent starbabies, including the sons of Marcia Gay Hardin, Gena Lee Nolan, and Drew Lachey.

Hudson also benefits from the fashion value of New York, which boasts, of course, the Hudson River. It literally means 'son of Hudd', which was a nickname for both Hugh and Richard in the Middle Ages. Streamlined spelling Hud was the name of the macho title character of an iconic Paul Newman film; John Mellencamp has a son named Hud.

James Barbour pulled a gender switch when he named his daughter Hudson in 2008.

Famous People Named Hudson

Hudson David Yang, American actor
Hudson Lowe, Anglo-Irish Governor of St Helena and "jailer" of Napoleon Bonaparte
(James) Hudson Taylor, English missionary to China
(Wilmot) Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman
Henry Hudson, English explorer
Hudson Scheel Harden (b. 2004), son of actress Marcia Gay Harden and Thaddaeus Scheel; twin of sister Julitta Dee Scheel
Hudson Stone (b. 2011), son of Lindsay Price and Curtis Stone
Hudson James Sebastian, son of singer Guy Sebastian
Hudson Sawa (b. 2014), son of actor Devon Sawa
Hudson Nicholas Lachey (b. 2010), son of singer Drew Lachey
Hudson Lee Hulse (b. 2006), son of actress Gena Lee Nolin and ice hockey player Cale Hulse
Hudson Kirk (b. 2010), son of actress Greer Robson and Scott Kirk
Hudson Evangelista (b. 2011), son of actor Allen Evangelista
Hudson Harold Hardwick, son of NFL player Nick Hardwick
Hudson Fromm, son of beauty queen Beth Hood and songwriter Andrew Fromm
Jake Hudson Cropper (b. 1999), son of musician Jason Cropper of Weezer

Pop Culture References for the name Hudson

Hudson, New York, city
Hudson Taylor, Irish/English band
Hudson River, in New York
Hudson Bay, large body of water in North-Eastern Canada
Hudson House, a Southern California restaurant run by Top Chef runner-up Brooke Williamson
Finn Hudson, character in "Glee" played by the late Cory Monteith
Hudson, song by the band Vampire Weekend
Hudson Hawk, played by Bruce Willis
Private William Hudson, 1986 film Aliens, played by Bill Paxton.