Hudson

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55k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Hudson mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Hudson

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A New York river; flows southward into New York Bay; explored by Henry Hudson early in the 17th century
  2. English navigator who discovered the Hudson River; in 1610 he attempted to winter in Hudson Bay but his crew mutinied and set him adrift to die (1565-1611)
  3. English naturalist (born in Argentina) (1841-1922)
Wiktionary

From Hudd +‎ -son.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A river in United States that flows through upstate New York down the Hudson valley into the Atlantic Ocean.
  3. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  4. A town in Colorado
  5. A census-designated place in Florida
  6. A village in Illinois
  7. A town in Indiana
  8. A city in Iowa
  9. A city in Kansas
  10. A town in Maine
  11. A town in Massachusetts
  12. A city in Michigan
  13. A town in New Hampshire
  14. A city in New York
  15. A town in North Carolina
  16. A city in Ohio
  17. A census-designated place in Pennsylvania
  18. A city in Quebec, Canada
  19. A town in South Dakota
  20. A city in Texas
  21. A city in Wisconsin
  22. A town in Wyoming

Hudson was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Hudson

Hudson Yang is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2014. Hudson was born on November 1st, 2003 in New York, New York USA.

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Hudson Mohawke is an electronic music and hip hop music record producer, disc jockey, and songwriter. He plays Phonograph, Drum kit, and Computer music. Hudson was born on February 11th, 1986. Hudson is also known as HudMo, Hudson Mo, DJ Mayhem, DJ Itchy, Dad, Birchard, and Ross (birth name).

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Hudson Leick is an actress, model, yoga instructor, intuitive counselor, and medical intuitive. She was most active from 1992 to present. Hudson was given the name Heidi Hudson Leick on May 9th, 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Hudson is also known as Heidi Leick.

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Hudson was given the name Hudson Joshua Creighton Allison on December 9th, 1881. They left this life on April 15th, 1912.

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He was most prominent from 1983 to 1983. Hudson was born on April 26th, 1938 in Grenada.

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Tampa Red was a chicago blues musician. He plays Piano, Slide guitar, Kazoo, and Human voice. His career lasted from 1920 to 1920. Tampa was given the name Hudson Woodbridge on January 8th, 1904 in Smithville, Georgia. Tampa is also known as Hudson Whittaker. He died on March 19th, 1981.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hudson

Katy was given the name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25th, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Kate Hudson is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Kate was given the name Kate Garry Hudson by her parents Bill Hudson (singer) and Goldie Hawn on April 19th, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Slash is a heavy metal music, hard rock, and blues rock musician. He plays Guitar, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson EDS-1275, B.C. Rich Mockingbird, Gibson Explorer, and Guild Guitar Company. He has been prominent since 1981. Slash was given the name Saul Hudson on July 23rd, 1965 in Hampstead, London, England, UK.

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Jennifer Hudson is a singer, actress, and spokeswoman. She was most active from 2004 to present. Jennifer was given the name Jennifer Kate Hudson on September 12th, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Rock Hudson was an actor. His career lasted from 1947 to 1985. Rock was given the name Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. on November 17th, 1925 in Winnetka, Illinois, U.S. Rock is also known as Roy Harold Fitzgerald and Roc Hudson. He passed away on October 2nd, 1985.

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Christie Brinkley is a model, actress, designer, and model (people). Her ongoing career started in 1973. Christie was given the name Christie Lee Hudson on February 2nd, 1954 in Monroe, Michigan, U.S.

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How popular is the baby name Hudson in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 0 5
1881 5 0 5
1884 10 0 10
1888 9 0 9
1889 5 0 5
1891 5 0 5
1892 7 0 7
1893 13 0 13
1894 10 0 10
1895 6 0 6
1896 8 0 8
1897 5 0 5
1898 8 0 8
1899 5 0 5
1900 9 0 9
1901 8 0 8
1902 10 0 10
1904 9 0 9
1905 6 0 6
1906 5 0 5
1907 6 0 6
1908 11 0 11
1909 11 0 11
1910 8 0 8
1911 11 0 11
1912 19 0 19
1913 24 0 24
1914 24 0 24
1915 42 0 42
1916 55 0 55
1917 49 0 49
1918 52 0 52
1919 50 0 50
1920 45 0 45
1921 45 0 45
1922 39 0 39
1923 41 0 41
1924 38 0 38
1925 45 0 45
1926 43 0 43
1927 29 0 29
1928 33 0 33
1929 26 0 26
1930 17 0 17
1931 26 0 26
1932 23 0 23
1933 31 0 31
1934 22 0 22
1935 27 0 27
1936 29 0 29
1937 24 0 24
1938 29 0 29
1939 27 0 27
1940 16 0 16
1941 19 0 19
1942 20 0 20
1943 26 0 26
1944 26 0 26
1945 18 0 18
1946 23 0 23
1947 37 0 37
1948 26 0 26
1949 24 0 24
1950 29 0 29
1951 21 0 21
1952 19 0 19
1953 20 0 20
1954 21 0 21
1955 21 0 21
1956 26 0 26
1957 12 0 12
1958 16 0 16
1959 15 0 15
1960 5 0 5
1961 20 0 20
1962 6 0 6
1963 12 0 12
1964 21 0 21
1965 9 0 9
1966 15 0 15
1967 14 0 14
1968 21 0 21
1969 23 0 23
1970 12 0 12
1971 17 0 17
1972 10 0 10
1973 14 0 14
1974 19 0 19
1975 9 0 9
1976 6 0 6
1977 13 0 13
1978 17 0 17
1979 16 0 16
1980 21 0 21
1981 25 0 25
1982 27 0 27
1983 27 0 27
1984 23 0 23
1985 27 0 27
1986 21 0 21
1987 39 0 39
1988 39 0 39
1989 43 0 43
1990 54 0 54
1991 68 0 68
1992 67 0 67
1993 99 0 99
1994 105 0 105
1995 130 6 124
1996 265 8 257
1997 231 8 223
1998 262 6 256
1999 252 10 242
2000 344 6 338
2001 451 13 438
2002 502 19 483
2003 693 24 669
2004 940 25 915
2005 1,252 43 1,209
2006 1,394 24 1,370
2007 1,943 48 1,895
2008 2,281 34 2,247
2009 2,715 66 2,649
2010 2,912 63 2,849
2011 3,501 59 3,442
2012 4,290 72 4,218 #93 boy name
2013 4,741 76 4,665 #87 boy name
2014 5,350 112 5,238 #80 boy name
2015 6,153 115 6,038 #65 boy name
2016 6,242 128 6,114 #61 boy name
2017 5,880 125 5,755 #64 boy name

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Popularity of Hudson as a first name

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Popularity of Hudson as a last name

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Common last names for Hudson

  • Smith
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Moore
  • Brown
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Hill
  • Wilson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hudson U.S.
  White 66.88% 64.26%
  African American 27.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hudson

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hudson

  • What name lists does Hudson rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Hudson? Hudson is the 942nd most popular name of all time. In 2017 Hudson was the 64th most popular name. As a last name Hudson was the 214th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hudson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 55,272 babies born with the first name Hudson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hudson to occupy the country of Marshall Islands with an estimated population of 54,305 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hudson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hudson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hudson is Friday, May 19th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Hudson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hudson was in 2016 with a total of 6,114 babies. That's a lot of babies named Hudson!
  • Random Hudson Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hudson ranks 11th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 69 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Hudson: Your name in reverse order is Nosduh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hdonsu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hudson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 134,963 people with the last name Hudson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hudson? Hudson was ranked as the 214th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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