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Gender: Male Meaning of Lawson: "son of Lawrence" Origin of Lawson: English Lawson's Popularity in 2017: #433

The name Lawson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Lawrence". Lawson is ranked #433 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Surname Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Group of Friends Dice Game Round 3".

From the experts:

Appealing way, à la Dawson, to honor an ancestral Lawrence.

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Famous People Named Lawson

Gregory "Lawson" Craddock, American cyclist
Lawson Butt, English actor
Lawson Paterson "Red" Ramage, U.S. Navy admiral
Lawson Aschenbach, American cyclist
Lawson Robinson, Antiguan footballer
Lawson Brent Nail (b. 2015), daughter of singer David Nail; twin of sister Lillian Catherine Nail
Lawson Jack McCormack (b. 2015), son of footballer Ross McCormack
Lawson Keith Schroeder (b. 2016), son of reality TV personalities Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder
William Lawson Bates, 4th child (2nd son) of reality TV's Bates family

Pop Culture References for the name Lawson

Lawson, character from 2004 movie "A Love Song for Bobby Long"
Henry and Evan Lawson, characters on TV's "Royal Pains"
Lawson, English rock band

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Carol Wanner Says:


My son's name first name is Lawson. He hated it when he was little, but now he's 16 and likes the uniqueness of it.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I'm surprised that I like this.

Rachel Kent Says:


Love this name but my partners last name is Laws so Lawson Laws would be too much haha but it's a gorgeous name and hope to meet a Lawson one day x

indiefendi2 Says:


my kindergarten teacher was Mrs. Lawson. I like Lawrence better as a first name though.