Boy Names Ending in -son

Boy names that end in son are among the oldest and most classic male names around. Originally patronyms, they’re based quite literally on the name of the father, so that Jackson is the son of Jack, Harrison is the son of Harry, and so on. Today, of course, boy names ending in son are fashionable apart from their relationship to family names. Names ending in son for boys sound like (and often are) surnames, a stylish class all its own.

And some people feel that boys’ names with son at the end sound more like real names, buttoned-up and classy, but also lending themselves to cute short forms. Of course there are a handful of popular girl names that end in son too, notably Madison, Addison, and Alison. But the son ending is usually attached to boy names. Here are the choices.