Watson name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Germanic
Usage: English
Pronunciation: wa(t)-son
Meaning: Son of Walter
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What does Watson mean?

Long standing and Darling Watson substantially is used in English is rooted from Germanic, meaning of Watson is "Son of Walter" is used as a gender-neutral name . Watson is variant of eternal and prevailing Walter.

Walter is form of Walther in German language. Walter's meaning is To Govern and Loved, Rule and Reign came from Old High German and Germanic.

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How do I pronounce Watson?

wa(t)-son is the most common way to pronounce two syllabled Watson.

Variants of Watson

Walter, Walther, Bhaltair, Volya, Gautier, Waltherine, Waltheri

Names that rhyme with Watson

How popular is the name Watson?

Watson is a common name in United States given to over 4251 babies in 139 years. At present peaking at the charts, the moniker grabbed the 389th spot and 337 baby boys were given the name.

In addition to that, the first name has been in Watson is an uncommon baby name in France where it is still in use. Watson is a rare baby name in England and Wales where it is still in use.

But Watson is a popular baby name in Malawi where every 1 in 2000 have the name as well as in, Zambia and Zimbabwe. At least, 40000 people globally have been given the name as per our research.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Numerological aspects of Watson

You never come up with a plan to achieve something but make your way as you go. Your number reveals that you are the perfect match for professions like medicine, politics, the Secret Service, working with children, science and education, and marketing. You never get tired from trying to be better than you were yesterday. Your weird habit of enjoying melancholy helps you express more creatively and develop into a better version of yourself.

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Middle names for Watson

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Famous people named Watson

  • Watson Heston, American Editorial cartoonist
  • Watson Cheyne, Scottish surgeon and bacteriologist
  • Watson Kirkconnell, Canadian scholar
  • Watson C. Squire, American Civil War veteran
  • Watson B. Duncan III, American college professor best
  • Watson Brown, retired American football coach and former player
  • Watson Fothergill, English architect


  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Institut national de la statistique et des ├ętudes ├ęconomiques, https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2540004
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