Hudson is an Old English surname—literally meaning “son of Hudd”—that’s enjoyed a heightened popularity as a strong boy’s name. Many will associate the name with romantic comedy heartthrob Rock Hudson and quirky Kate Hudson, and it’s a chic pick for parents looking for a classic yet interesting name. It can also be an alternative to Brooklyn or Bronx if you’re looking for a New York place name.


  • english: Hudd's son

Syllables: 2

Famous Namesakes:

Actor Rock Hudson, Director Hugh Hudson, Explorer Henry Hudson (who the Hudson River is named for)

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Marcia Gay Harden, son of Lindsay Price and Curtis Stone, son of Gena Lee Nolan, son of Nick Lachey, son of Devon Sawa