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Hudson baby name meaning and origin


Hudson is a traditional boy’s baby name that fell out of fashion for nearly a century before making a huge comeback in the mid 90’s. Many famous explorers have been named Hudson such as Henry Hudson and Hudson Stuck so the name had adventure written all over it.

Hudson is a baby name that is derived from an English and German surname meaning “son of Hudd”. Hudd is a diminutive of the names Hugh and Richard. Hudson is symbolized by the crown and scepter, symbols of a fair, brave, and just ruler.

Hudson baby name meaning and origin

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Nicknames for Hudson

Hudson evokes feelings of adventure and an open heart. If you're looking to nickname the Hudson in your life, we've compiled a fun list of options below to help get you started. However, feel free to come up with a nickname that is totally unique to their personality!

  • Hudd
  • Sonny
  • Son
  • Huddy

Hudson Name Details

Style: Traditional

Gender: Hudson is traditionally considered to be a boys name.

Pronunciation: HUD-sən

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Hudson

  • Hudsen
  • Huddson

Hudson Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration, the name Hudson fell out of favor entirely between 1919 and 1995. It has spiked in popularity since 2012 where it has been in the top 100 boy’s names.

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Great Middle Names for Hudson and Their Meanings

  • Clark (cleric, scribe)
  • Andrew (masculine)
  • Ash (the ash tree)
  • Axel (my father is peace)
  • Beau (beautiful)
  • Cedric (love)
  • Chase (hunt)
  • Rusty (reddish-brown)
  • Selby (willow farm)
  • Seth (appointed)

Famous People Named Hudson

  • Hudson Stuck (organized first expedition to Mount McKinley)
  • Henry Hudson (American explorer)
  • Hudson Fysh (Australian co-founder of Qantas Airways)
  • Hudson Felipe Gonçalves (Brazilian footballer)
  • Hudson Leick (American actress)
  • Hudson Maxim (American inventor)
  • Hudson Hawk (film, “Hudson Hawk”)
  • Doc Hudson (film, Cars franchise)
  • Hudson Gimble (television, “Game Shakers”)
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