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Dawson

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 5 0 5
1887 8 0 8
1888 8 0 8
1889 5 0 5
1890 7 0 7
1891 7 0 7
1898 5 0 5
1900 5 0 5
1901 6 0 6
1904 10 0 10
1905 5 0 5
1907 6 0 6
1909 6 0 6
1910 11 0 11
1911 13 0 13
1912 14 0 14
1913 19 0 19
1914 24 0 24
1915 30 0 30
1916 24 0 24
1917 30 0 30
1918 28 0 28
1919 27 0 27
1920 33 0 33
1921 36 0 36
1922 35 0 35
1923 28 0 28
1924 35 0 35
1925 31 0 31
1926 27 0 27
1927 22 0 22
1928 34 0 34
1929 23 0 23
1930 22 0 22
1931 28 0 28
1932 18 0 18
1933 20 0 20
1934 16 0 16
1935 27 0 27
1936 29 0 29
1937 26 0 26
1938 13 0 13
1939 32 0 32
1940 30 0 30
1941 17 0 17
1942 21 0 21
1943 20 0 20
1944 28 0 28
1945 16 0 16
1946 22 0 22
1947 40 0 40
1948 39 0 39
1949 31 0 31
1950 28 0 28
1951 32 0 32
1952 26 0 26
1953 27 0 27
1954 23 0 23
1955 16 0 16
1956 16 0 16
1957 27 0 27
1958 21 0 21
1959 17 0 17
1960 17 0 17
1961 16 0 16
1962 19 0 19
1963 21 0 21
1964 11 0 11
1965 12 0 12
1966 16 0 16
1967 12 0 12
1968 20 0 20
1969 15 0 15
1970 25 0 25
1971 16 0 16
1972 15 0 15
1973 20 0 20
1974 35 0 35
1975 19 0 19
1976 24 0 24
1977 17 0 17
1978 18 0 18
1979 23 0 23
1980 30 0 30
1981 23 0 23
1982 31 0 31
1983 19 0 19
1984 32 0 32
1985 34 0 34
1986 28 0 28
1987 44 0 44
1988 47 0 47
1989 67 0 67
1990 65 0 65
1991 75 0 75
1992 85 0 85
1993 117 0 117
1994 158 0 158
1995 149 0 149
1996 195 0 195
1997 209 0 209
1998 1,915 20 1,895
1999 2,834 32 2,802
2000 2,349 37 2,312
2001 2,054 24 2,030
2002 1,985 32 1,953
2003 1,832 27 1,805
2004 1,788 25 1,763
2005 1,618 19 1,599
2006 1,576 26 1,550
2007 1,427 20 1,407
2008 1,314 24 1,290
2009 1,178 27 1,151
2010 1,190 23 1,167
2011 1,035 24 1,011
2012 1,066 32 1,034
2013 1,061 32 1,029
2014 1,122 44 1,078
2015 1,641 66 1,575

Want to know about the popularity of the Dawson baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32,099 babies born with the name Dawson in the United States. That's more than enough Dawsons to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dawson" was in 1999 with a total of 2,802 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dawsons)

According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dawson" ranks #65 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 21 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1999. Across the entire United States a total of 2,834 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Dawson popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dawson" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dawson as well as things modernly associated with the name Dawson such as celebrities named Dawson.

Origin and Meaning of Dawson

The name "Dawson" is of English origin, and it means "Son of Ralph". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A town in northwestern Canada in the Yukon on the Yukon River; a boom town around 1900 when gold was discovered in the Klondike

Other Inspirations for the Name Dawson

Dawson Gap Farm
Dawson Precision
Dawson Twining
Dawson And Associates
Dawson City
Dawson Creek
Dawson Lake Wv
Dawson Sights
Dawson Cole
Dawson Pa

Alternative Meanings

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

W is for warm hearted, it's you!

S is for serene, your calm time.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Noswad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Donasw". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Dawson born Aug 6, 1945

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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