Son Baby Names

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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  • Jameson

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    Stylish surname way to go if you want to name a girl after a James, and is more substantial than the passé Jamie; it was chosen for their daughter by Chynna Phillips and Billy Baldwin.  Read More 

  • Jefferson

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    The name of the third U.S. President sounds, like Harrison and Jackson, more modern and stylish now than its root name. Used as a first name long before our surname-crazed era, Jefferson was most f... Read More 

  • Jenson

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    The surname name Jenson is in the British Top 100 thanks to champion race car driver Jenson Button. Jenson might be an honorific for an ancestral John, the English form of Jens or Johannes, or eve... Read More 

  • Judson

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    With Hudson gaining in popularity, Judson -- a possible alternative to Justin -- could follow its path.  Read More 

  • Kason

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    Jason with a K or Kase with an N or Karson without the R, and a quick rising baby name, jumping 32 places in the last year. Read More 

  • Madison

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    Since we wrote a book called Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana , encouraging parents to move beyond overused names, it's no secret what we think of this trendy surname name (currently Numb... Read More 

  • Mason

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    Mason has become mega-popular, hitting the Number 2 spot in 2011, by far the highest its ever been on the Social Security list, and still in the Top 5 at Number 4. Mason is an occupational surname... Read More 

  • Orson

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    Orson has had in the past a rotund teddy-bear image, a la Orson Welles, who early on dropped his common given name of George in favor of his more distinctive middle one, and who seemed to own it du... Read More 

  • Payson

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    Surname-sounding unisex cousin of Peyton is gaining in popularity, especially for girls. Read More 

  • Samson

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    With the prevailing popularity of Samuel, some parents are considering this more (literally) powerful biblical name, which shares the desirable nickname of Sam. Samson was, of course, the supernat... Read More 

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