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Hudson

Origin: Kenya
gender-male
Region Origin: Eastern Africa

Hudson is an English name meaning "son of Hudd" or "son of Hugh". It was originally used as a surname, but in the last 30 to 40 years, it has gained popularity as a first name in the United States. The name has a patronymic origin, referring to those who made hoods for a living in Medieval England. Additionally, Hudd or Hudde was a common nickname for Hugh, an Old German name that means "mind" or "spirit". The name Hudson has a solid, masculine sound and is considered fashionably vintage, making it a perfect blend of trendy and traditional. It has been associated with famous people such as Hudson Moore, a country singer; Hudson Riley Hawk, son of Tony Hawk; and Hudson Thames, a TV actor. The name has also been popular among celebrities like Marcia Gay Hardin, Gena Lee Nolan, and Drew Lachey.

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