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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Godson

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  • A user from Nigeria says the name Godson is of English origin and means "Good child".
  • A user from Nigeria says the name Godson is of English origin and means "Son of God".
  • A user from Italy says the name Godson is of English origin and means "SON OF God".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun God"son`
A male for whom one has stood sponsor in baptism. See Godfather.

Etymology: AS. godsunu

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A male godchild
  1. A male child whose baptism is sponsored by a godparent.

Notable Persons Named Godson

Godson is an athlete for the Aryan F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Godson

John Godson is a Member of the Sejm. His career lasted from 2010 to 2015. John was born on November 25th, 1970 in Umuahia. John is also known as Onyekwere and Godson Chikama.


Mike Godson is an actor. He has been prominent since 2010. Mike was given the name Michael Godson Ifeanyichukwu on October 10th, 1985 in Kano State. Mike is also known as Michael Godson and Michael Godson Ifeanyichukwu.



Augustus was born in 1835. He passed away on October 11th, 1906.


Godson is an athlete for the Aryan F.C.


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Popularity of Godson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Godson U.S.
  White 63.36% 64.26%
  African American 29.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Godson

People with the last name Godson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Godson

  • How Popular is the name Godson? Godson is the 43,210th most popular name of all time. As a last name Godson was the 73,911th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Godson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 65 babies born with the first name Godson in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Godson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1996 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Godson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Godson is Saturday, December 14th, 1912.
  • What year had the most people named Godson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Godson was in 2017 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Random Godson Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Godson is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Godson: Your name in reverse order is Nosdog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dognos. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Godson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 262 people with the last name Godson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Godson? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Godson as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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