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Oftentimes, surnames ending in "son" can be used for names that are unique and sound quite elegant. Surnames such as Henderson, Jamison, Anderson, and Jackson make ideal first names for many dog breeds. You may be the type of dog owner that would like to take a pass on the cute names and adopt a name with a more unique sound. This is certainly not to dismiss those super cute names, though! There are many little breeds that make the absolute perfect fit for a cute name! However, if your dog just doesn't fit that category, in looks or personality, perhaps a better fit would be a name ending in "son". Many of the names that end in "son" from Anson to Watson may be just you (and your new companion's) style!

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Dog Names Ending in 'son' Considerations

If you already have a dog that has a name ending in any letter that precedes "on", then a dog name that ends in "son" would rhyme quite nicely with the sibling. Also, if you prefer to give your new companion a human-like name, "son" may be the way to go. Many people find joy in naming their animals just like they would name a child, with names like Bryson, Carson, and Wilson. 

Another thing you may want to look at when naming your dog is the origin of the name. If you have adopted or purchased a pup that is extremely notable and handsome, then a name like Stetson may be the perfect fit (remember the Stetson man?). If you now have a new dog that is simply delightful to be around, then Anson, which means "divine" may be a good fit. Although most names ending in "son" have the meaning of "son of..." that is okay. This was back when the names were surnames of long ago. Today these names make ideal first names.

Sometimes just looking at and spending time with your dog will cause you to be able to naturally come up with a name perfect for him or her. Looking over a name list and then spending time with your new companion will help you to come up with the perfect name. You can take time to name the dog, and if you wish to change an adopted dog's name, that is fine as well!

Male Dog Names Ending in 'son'

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Henderson
A derivative of the common name Henry, this name is of Scottish origin
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Anderson
Anderson originates from Scandinavia, and can be shortened to Andy or Andrew; it has a meaning of "son of Anders", or "manly"
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Benson
Benson means "son of Benne" or "son of the blessed one" and is derived from the English
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Dennison
Can be shortened to Dennis, this name is traced back to the English, meaning "son of Dennis"
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Dawson
Meaning "son of David", Dawson is of English origin
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Colson
Known as the "son of Nicholas", Colson has Greek and English roots
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Edison
Meaning "son of Edward" or "son of Edie" this masculine name is of English origin
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Garrison
Has a middle-English origin, meaning "protector" and "stronghold"
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Jefferson
Meaning "son of Jeffrey", this English name has a famous president that had the same!
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Harrison
Harrison has an English meaning, which is "son of Harry", think of Prince Harry or even George Harrison
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Nelson
Nelson is a proud name and also a heroic one, meaning "son of Neil", and you may think of Nelson Mandela when you hear this one
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Patterson
Meaning "son of Pat", this has a Irish origin, and may be shortened to Pat; bring out the green four-leaf clover collar!
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Ronson
Scottish for "son of Ronald", you may adapt to Ronny or Ron, although Ronson itself is super cool
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Mason
Mason is French in origin and means "stone worker"; any working or sporting breed would match this perfectly
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Samson
Samson is Hebrew for "like the Son", and can also be shortened to Sam or Sammy
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Stetson
An English name for "son of Stephen" it is hard to not remember the Western tough, rugged cowboy and the cologne
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Watson
Watson is English for "son of Walter"; remember Sherlock Holmes' trusty helper?
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Thompson
More unique than Tom or Thomas, Thompson is English for"son of Thomas"
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Simpson
Of English origin and meaning "son of Simon", Simpson is a well-known surname that is neat for a first-name
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Nicholson
English for "son of Nicholas", you may shorten the name to Nick, although Nicholson has a nice ring to it
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Tennyson
Inspired by Alfred the poet (remember Lord Tennyson?) this name is English for "son of Dennis"
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Jason
A typical name for a boy, Jason is a unique name for a dog; it is of Greek origin, meaning "healer"
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Pearson
This may remind you of the former James Bond (Pierce); English for "son of Peter"
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Addison
English for "son of Adam", this can also be used for a female pup
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Erickson
Scandinavian for "son of Eric", can be shortened if you wish to Eric
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Ferguson
Celtic origin meaning "man of vigor" or "vigorous"
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Gibson
Gibson has an English origin, meaning "son of Gilbert"
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Hudson
A medieval English name, Hudson means "son of Hugh"
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Tilson
Of German origin, Tilson means "ruler of the people".
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Woodson
Woodson is of English origin, meaning "from the woods"

Female Dog Names Ending in 'son'

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Emmerson
Emmerson (or Emerson) is a name meaning "brave" or "powerful"; it is of German origin meaning "son of Emery"
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Addison
Addison is of Old English origin, and means "son of Adam"
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Madison
Of English origin, this name can mean "gift of God" or "strong fighter"
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Allison
Allison is of Greek origin meaning "truth"
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Payson
Of English origin, Payson means "son of peace"
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Ellison
A longer form of "Ellie", Ellison is English for "son of Elder"
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Grayson
Meaning "son the the gray-haired one", Grayson makes an adorable name for a girl
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Dawson
English for "son of David", Dawson can work for a female and male name
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Crimson
Crimson would make a nice name for a red-haired pup, it means "bold" and "daring"
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Season
A lovely Latin name meaning "fertile"
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Everson
Hebrew for "Eve" this surname makes a trendy first name
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Keirson
For a pup with a dark coat; Keirson means "dark-haired" or "black-haired" and is of Irish origin
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Marison
Meaning "poised" and "gracious", Marison is a fancy version of Mary Sue
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Annyson
Annyson is derived from the Anglo-Saxon name "Agnes", think "Agnes Dei", or Lamb of God; it means "pure and Holy".
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Callison
A longer and fancier form of "Callie"
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Danison
Meaning "son of Daniel", Danison is of English descent and a popular surname from the Norman Conquest
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Janson
Derived from "Johannes", Janson is Scandinavian for "son of Jan"
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Jenason
A variation of "Jenson" or "Jennifer", Jenason has a meaning of "son of Jens", and it comes from the German and Danish
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Kerrison
Meaning "spear-brave", it is related to the Baptismal name of Garrison
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Millison
A form of "Millicent", Millison can be also shortened to "Millie"
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Riverson
River has Northern French roots, and Riverson can be used as a variation of River, meaning "happy-go-lucky"
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Ericson
A variation of "Erikson" or "Ellison", Ericson is very rare and unique
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Karson
German, meaning "free-man" or "son of marsh-dwellers"
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Kenson
Has a meaning of "good-natured", Kenson is a variation of Henson, Jenson, and Ken
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Briarson
Instead of "Briar", you can make it longer with a little more zing; Briarson is a variation of "Brian" or "Ryerson"
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Avason
A variation of "Ava", the meaning of this name is Latin for "bird" or "free one"
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Candisson
A cute name and more fancy than the popular dog name "Candy"
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Tennison
A Middle-English name meaning "Son of Dennis"; also spelled Tennyson
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Raddison
A different version of "Addison", Raddison is of French origin
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Rayson
From the Norman name of "Ralph", Rayson is a unique name for a girl or boy

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