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Names That Mean Son

Names that mean son are among the most common, especially when it comes to last names used as first names.


The most obvious names that mean son literally have son as their last syllable: Anderson and Harrison..The prefixes Mc or Mac, O', and Fitz, as in McCoy or Fitzgerald, also mean son.


There are also many more unique and surprising names that carry a less obvious meaning of son.Some of these are familiar choices such as Flynn and Quincy..Others are more uncommon surname-names that mean son, such as Kazuo and Mies.
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Top Names That Mean Son

  • Benjamin

    Benjamin is derived from the Hebrew name Binyamin, from the elements ben, meaning “son” and yamin, “right hand.” In the Old Testament, Benjamin was the youngest of the twelve... 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 

  • Madison

    Madison originated as an English surname, a variant of Mathieson, meaning “son of Matthew.” It is occasionally translated as “son of Maud,” as Maddy was historically a nickname for Maud. It was... 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 

  • Dylan

    Dylan was derived of the Welsh components dy and llanw, meaning “sea.” In Welsh mythology, Dylan was a legendary sea god who prompted all the waters of Britain and Ireland to... Read More 

  • Jaxon

    Jaxon has been mostly climbing in popularity since it entered the Top 1000 in 1997, proving the point that many parents have decided to rev up the cool factor of Jackson and give it this... Read More 

  • Addison

    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... 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