[ 2 syll. hud-son, hu-ds-on ] The baby boy name Hudson is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is HHahDSehN †. Hudson is used predominantly in the English language and it is also derived from English origins. The name's meaning is son of Hudd, son of Hugh. Its meaning is derived from the element 'son'. The first name is from a family name meaning 'son of Hudd'; Hudd is itself a medieval pet form of Hugh. The first name was first popularized in USA and Canada by the fame of the English explorer and navigator Henry Hudson (1570-1611), who gave Hudson Bay its name. Hud, Hudsan, Hudsen, Hudsin, Hudsun, and Hudsyn are variants of Hudson.
Hudson is a popular baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1990s. At the recent height of its usage in 2012, 0.209% of baby boys were given the name Hudson. It ranked at #93 then. Within all boy names in its group, Hudson was the most popular in 2012. 19 times more boys were named Hudson than the subsequent ranked name, Hugh, in that year. In the past century Hudson has mostly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Hudson include Hodsan, Hodsen, Hodsin, Hodson, Hodsun, Hodsyn, Hudsan, Hudsen, Hudsin, Hudsun, Hudsyn, Hwitcom, Hwitcomb, Hwitcombe, Hwitcum, Hwitcumb, Hwitcumbe, Hodeson, and Howahkan.
† Pronunciation for Hudson: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"