WATSON

American Surname Summary Data for WATSON

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 242,432 76 0.090 899
United States (1880 census) 59,069 63 0.118 1,181
Change since 1880 +183363 -13 -0.028 -282
Other Countries
Australia 20,888 40 0.128 1,278
United Kingdom 87,553 36 0.191 1,906

Notes
  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as WATSON.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

The most likely matches are shown first.

HAMSON
HUTSON
EASON
DUTSON
DAWSON
DATSON
DANSON
DADSON
RAYSON
SANSON
RAPSON
KITSON
NASON
MAWSON
SARSON
GASSON
MATSON
MARSON
LARSON
WATSON
CASSON
CASON
MAYSON
BATESON
BASON
BARSON
BALSON
RAWSON
LAWSON
RANSON
ANSON
HANSON
BATSON
RITSON
MAISON
ABSON
JANSON
VANSON
BETSON
BATTSON
BEATSON
MASON
PARSON
NATION
CATON
CATRON
CATTON
GARSON
DOTSON
MAXSON

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

The following words are slight variants of WATSON that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.

WATOSN WTASON WASTON AWTSON WATSO WATSOA WATSONA WATSONE WATSONI WATSONO