Top 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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