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Baby names that end in son originated just the way you think: They designated that the person -- Jackson, say, or Jefferson -- was the son of Jack or Jeffery. Son makes a stylish first name ending today, mostly for boys but since the era of Allison, also for girls. Son baby names can make for an original way to honor an ancestor while slightly varying the name. Some prime examples:
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  • Addison

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    Addison, a TV-generated name (Dr. Addison Shephard, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice ) took off in hot pursuit of predecessor Madison, sounding sharper and more modern--at least until its own ra... Read More 

  • Allison

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    Widely used here since the fifties, Allison -- a derivative of Alice -- has far surpassed the original in popularity, though now it's eclipsed by Addison and Alice itself is rising again. Ellison ... Read More 

  • Anderson

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    Anderson has been shooting up in popularity, no doubt in large part due to the prominence of white-haired cable newsman Anderson Cooper, son of Gloria Vanderbilt. Perhaps surprisingly though, Ande... Read More 

  • Anson

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    Dated Happy Days name that experienced a revival in 2013, reentering the Top 1000 as one of the year's fastest-rising names, all thanks to Anson Elgort, the hot young star of Fault in our Stars . Read More 

  • Benson

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    Benson has outgrown its long association with a wisecracking TV butler, to the point that since reentering the Top 1000 in 2010, it's climbed more than 200 points to Number 577. Parents may see it... Read More 

  • Branson

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    Virgin Airlines entrepreneur Richard spotlighted this name.  Read More 

  • Branson

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    Virgin Airlines entrepreneur Richard spotlighted this name.  Read More 

  • Bryson

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    A surname name that can transition to first, sitting just outside the Top 100. Read More 

  • Carson

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    Carson is an androgynous executive-type name, with a dash of the Wild West via the legendary Missouri frontiersman Kit Carson. Dating back to when it was the name of Nancy Drew's Dad, Carson is sti... Read More 

  • Chason

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