Simpson name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Simpson mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Simpson

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Simpson is of Scottish origin and means "Kind and one with the sun".
  2. A user from Illinois, U.S. says the name Simpson is of Scottish origin and means "Son of Simon".
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)
  2. United States divorcee whose marriage to Edward VIII created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication

From Sim, the short form of Simon + -son.

  1. A Scottish and northern English patronymic surname derived from Sim, the short form of Simon.
  2. An English habitational surname for someone who lived in any of several places in Devon.

Notable Persons Named Simpson

Notable Persons Named Simpson


Simpson was born in 1813. He left this life in 1883.

Simpson Everett Stilwell

Simpson Everett Stilwell was a u.s. army scout, lawman, and judge. Simpson was given the name Simpson Edwin Stilwell on September 18th, 1850 in Iowa City, Iowa. Simpson is also known as Jack and Comanche Jack. He breathed his last breath on February 17th, 1903.

Simpson Gibson

Simpson Gibson is a Northern Ireland. Simpson was born on August 10th, 1946.

Simpson Newland

Simpson Newland was a writer. Simpson was born on November 2nd, 1835 in Staffordshire, England. He breathed his last breath on June 27th, 1925.

Simpson Harris Morgan

Simpson was born in 1821. He breathed his last breath on December 15th, 1864.

Simpson Obed

Simpson was born on September 17th, 1989.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Simpson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Simpson

O. J. Simpson

O. J. Simpson is a football player for the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers. O. was born on July 9th, 1947 in San Francisco. O. is also known as Simpson and Orenthal James.

Wallis Simpson

Wallis Simpson was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Windsor. Wallis was born on June 19th, 1896 in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania. She passed away on April 24th, 1986.

Nicole Brown Simpson

Nicole was given the name Nicole Brown on May 19th, 1959 in Frankfurt. Nicole is also known as Nicole Brown. She passed away on June 12th, 1994.

Jimmi Simpson

Jimmi Simpson is an actor and producer. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Jimmi was given the name James Raymond Simpson on November 21st, 1975 in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson is a singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She has had major accomplishments since 1999. Jessica was given the name Jessica Ann Simpson on July 10th, 1980 in Abilene, Texas, U.S.

Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson is a singer-songwriter and actress. She has been prominent since 2001. Ashlee was given the name Ashley Nicolle Simpson on October 3rd, 1984 in Waco, Texas, U.S. Ashlee is also known as Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Ashlee Simpson Ross.

  • Danny Simpson
    Soccer Player
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Cody Simpson
  • Veronica Avluv
  • Elton Simpson
    Dental Office Employee
  • India Arie
  • Charlie Simpson
  • Alan K. Simpson
    Chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility
  • Tom Simpson
  • Jay Simpson
    Soccer Player
  • Ray Simpson
  • Rufus Hound
  • Bt Sir James Young Simpson
  • John Simpson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Simpson U.S.
  White 70.78% 64.26%
  African American 23.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Simpson

People with the last name Simpson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Simpson

  • What name lists does Simpson rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Simpson? Simpson is the 13,556th most popular name of all time. As a last name Simpson was the 158th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Simpson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 707 babies born with the first name Simpson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Simpson to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Simpson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Simpson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Simpson is Thursday, December 19th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Simpson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Simpson was in 1921 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Simpson Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Simpson is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Simpson: The name spelled backwards is Nospmis. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Msopisn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Simpson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 163,181 people with the last name Simpson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Simpson? Simpson was ranked as the 158th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Simpson name meaning

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