Boy Names Ending in -son

Boy names that end in son are among the oldest and most classic male names around.

The top boy name ending in -son is Mason, which ranks in the Top 10.Along with Mason, boy names ending in son in the US Top 100 include Jackson, Grayson, Carson, Jameson, Bryson, and Jason.

Originally patronyms, names that end in son are 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.The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity.Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.
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Top Boy Names Ending in -son

  • Mason

    Mason has become mega-popular; it hit as high as the Number 2 spot in 2011 and has stayed near the top of the charts since.

    Mason is an occupational surname that's been heating up for... Read More 

  • Jackson

    Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorite boy names, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson... Read More 

  • Grayson

    Grayson, which you might think of as a Jason-Mason substitute, is on the fast track. Though--you may be surprised to know--Grayson has been in the Top 1000 since 1984, it is now more popular than... Read More 

  • Hudson

    Hudson has risen quickly up the charts after emerging at the bottom of the list in 1995, now solidly in the Top 100.

    , Hudson has gotten a boost as a prominent surname over the years,... Read More 

  • Jameson

    This is a strong new James varietal, sometimes shared by girls. An original way to honor Grandpa Jim, Jameson is swiftly moving up the charts, entering the Top 100 for the first time ever in 2017.... Read More 

  • Greyson

    Greyson and Grayson, nephews of Jason, are both on the fast track. Gray/Grey makes a nice nickname.Read More 

  • Carson

    Carson is one of the most long-running popular androgynous baby names, with a dash of the Wild West via the legendary Missouri frontiersman Kit... Read More 

  • Jaxson

    One of several phonetic spellings of Jackson moving up the charts, Jaxson entered the Top 100 in 2013 and has remained there since. It's also picking up steam in England and Wales.. Actor Eric... Read More 

  • Bryson

    A surname name that can transition to first -- it entered the Top 1000 in 1980 and is now firmly in the Top 100. Actress NeNe Leakes chose it for her son. R&B singer Bryson Tiller's popularity may... Read More 

  • Jason

    Jason, the Number 3 name for the entire decade of the 1970s -- thus the title of our original baby-naming book, Beyond Jennifer & Jason -- is more likely to be dad's name now than baby's,... Read More