Son

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Son

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  • According to a user from United States, the name Son is of English origin and means "Male child".
  • According to a user from New Jersey, United States, the name Son is of English origin and means "Parents boy".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Son
Senses
  1. A male child; the male issue, or offspring, of a parent, father or mother."Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son." [Gen. xxi. 2.]
  2. A male descendant, however distant; hence, in the plural, descendants in general."I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings." [Isa. xix. 11.]"I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." [Mal. iii. 6.]
  3. Any young male person spoken of as a child; an adopted male child; a pupil, ward, or any other young male dependent."The child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son." [Ex. ii. 10.]"Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift." [Shak.]
  4. A native or inhabitant of some specified place; as, sons of Albion; sons of New England.
  5. The produce of anything."Earth's tall sons, the cedar, oak, and pine." [Blackmore.]
  6. Jesus Christ, the Savior; -- called the Son of God, and the Son of man."We . . . do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world." [1 John iv. 14.]"Who gave His Son sure all has given." [Keble.]

Note: ☞ The expressions son of pride sons of light son of Belial, are Hebraisms, which denote persons possessing the qualitites of pride, of light, or of Belial, as children inherit the qualities of their ancestors.

Etymology: OE. sone sune, AS. sunu; akin to D. zoon, OS., OFries., & OHG. sunu, G. sohn, Icel. sonr, Sw. son, Dan. sön, Goth. sunus, Lith. sunus, Russ. suin', Skr. sūnufrom to beget, to bear), and Gr. � son. √293. Cf. Sow (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)
  2. A male human offspring ("their son became a famous judge")
Wiktionary
  1. (Christianity) Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe to be the son of God.

Notable Persons Named Son

Son Goku is an animanga character.

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Son Heung-min is a soccer player for the Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Hamburger SV, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, South Korea national under-17 football team, and South Korea national football team. Son was born on July 8th, 1992 in Chuncheon, Gangwon, South Korea.

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Son Ye-jin is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 2000 to present. Son was given the name Son Eon-jin on January 11th, 1982 in Daegu. Son is also known as Son Eon-jin (birth name).

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Wendy is a singing and singer. Wendy was given the name Son Seung-wan on February 21st, 1994 in Seongbuk-dong.

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Gain is a singing, dance, singer, and dancer. Gain was given the name Son Ga-in on September 20th, 1987.

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Son Lux is a singing and hip hop production. He has been prominent since 2008. Son was given the name Ryan Lott in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son is also known as Ryan Lott.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Son

Masayoshi Son is a founder & ceo of softbank, softbank, and founder & ceo ofsoftbank. Masayoshi was born on August 11th, 1957 in Tosu, Saga, Japan.

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Joseph Hyungmin Son is a criminal. Joseph was born on November 22nd, 1970 in South Korea.

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Yeol Eum Son is a classical music artist. She plays Piano.

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Diana Son is a playwright, producer, and writer. She has been prominent since 1998. Diana was given the name Diana Miae Son in Philadelphia.

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Son Hoyoung is a k-pop singing and actor. He was most active from 1999 to present. Son was given the name Andrew Son on March 26th, 1980. Son is also known as Hoi.

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Trịnh Công Sơn was a musician. He plays Guitar. His career lasted from 1960 to 2001. Trịnh was born Trịnh Công Sơn on February 28th, 1939. Trịnh is also known as Trịnh. He died on April 1st, 2001.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 8 0 8
1888 10 0 10
1889 8 0 8
1890 5 0 5
1891 9 0 9
1893 10 0 10
1894 16 0 16
1895 11 0 11
1896 8 0 8
1897 15 0 15
1898 9 0 9
1899 9 0 9
1900 22 0 22
1901 16 0 16
1902 13 0 13
1903 13 0 13
1904 12 0 12
1905 9 0 9
1906 8 0 8
1907 5 0 5
1908 6 0 6
1909 15 0 15
1910 15 0 15
1911 14 0 14
1912 14 0 14
1913 12 0 12
1914 10 0 10
1915 14 0 14
1916 18 0 18
1917 13 0 13
1918 9 0 9
1919 19 0 19
1920 8 0 8
1921 8 0 8
1922 10 0 10
1923 5 0 5
1924 6 0 6
1925 6 0 6
1926 9 0 9
1927 6 0 6
1928 6 0 6
1937 5 0 5
1941 5 0 5
1957 5 5 0
1975 6 0 6
1976 13 0 13
1977 9 0 9
1978 18 0 18
1979 19 0 19
1980 36 0 36
1981 30 0 30
1982 41 0 41
1983 35 0 35
1984 26 0 26
1985 33 0 33
1986 31 0 31
1987 21 0 21
1988 22 0 22
1989 13 0 13
1990 18 0 18
1991 25 0 25
1992 14 0 14
1993 16 0 16
1994 22 0 22
1995 22 0 22
1996 11 0 11
1997 6 0 6
1998 12 0 12
1999 12 0 12
2000 7 0 7
2001 7 0 7
2002 6 0 6
2003 10 0 10
2004 6 0 6
2005 9 0 9
2006 7 0 7
2007 7 0 7
2008 8 0 8
2009 6 0 6
2013 5 0 5
2015 5 0 5
2017 6 0 6

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Popularity of Son as a first name

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Popularity of Son as a last name

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Common last names for Son

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Son U.S.
  White 9.52% 64.26%
  African American 1.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 82.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Son

People with the last name Son are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Son

  • How Popular is the name Son? Son is the 10,210th most popular name of all time. As a last name Son was the 3,541st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Son have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,054 babies born with the first name Son in the United States. That's more than enough people named Son to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Son? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Son first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Son is Friday, December 13th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Son born? The highest recorded use of the first name Son was in 1982 with a total of 41 babies.
  • Random Son Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Son is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 13 babies in California have the same name as you in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Son: Your name in reverse order is Nos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Son. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Son? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,094 people with the last name Son.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Son? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Son as their last name.

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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).
  • 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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