Son Baby Names

Baby names that end in son originated just the way you think: They designated that the person -- Jackson, say, or Jefferson -- was the son of Jack or Jeffery. Son makes a stylish first name ending today, mostly for boys but since the era of Allison, also for girls. Son baby names can make for an original way to honor an ancestor while slightly varying the name. Some prime examples:

  • Addison

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    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 

  • Allison

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    Widely used here since the fifties, Allison -- a derivative of Alice -- has far surpassed the original in popularity, though now it's eclipsed by Addison. Alice itself is also rising again. ... Read More 

  • Anderson

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Anderson shot up quite a bit on the popular names list in the 2000's, no doubt in large part due to the prominence of white-haired cable newsman... Read More 

  • Anson

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Anson has always been rare, though you might think of actor Anson Williams, best known for playing Potsie Weber on 1970s sitcom Happy Days. As a direct result of the show's popularity,... Read More 

  • Benson

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Benson has outgrown its long association with a wisecracking TV butler, to the point that since reentering the Top 1000 in 2010, it's climbed more than 400 spots to Number 428. Parents may see it... Read More 

  • Branson

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    Branson is a fairly recent addition to the Top 1000, first breaking in at Number 988 in 1995. It did take a small hiatus off the charts from 2001 to 2003, but it has slowly made its way up to... Read More 

  • Branson

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    Branson is a fairly recent addition to the Top 1000, first breaking in at Number 988 in 1995. It did take a small hiatus off the charts from 2001 to 2003, but it has slowly made its way up to... Read More 

  • Bryson

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    A surname name that can transition to first -- it entered the Top 1000 in 1980 and is now in the top 100 at number 94. Actress NeNe Leakes chose it for her son.Read More 

  • Carson

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Carson is an androgynous executive-type name, with a dash of the Wild West via the legendary Missouri frontiersman Kit Carson. Dating back to when it was the name of Nancy Drew's Dad, Carson is... Read More 

  • Chason

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