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Woodson name meaning

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
17k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Woodson

User Submitted Origins

English
67%
Hebrew
17%
Dutch
8%
American
8%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Netherlands says the name Woodson is of English origin and means "Son of wood".
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International Interest
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Notable Persons Named Woodson

Notable Persons Named Woodson

Woodson Michel

Woodson Michel is a rhythm, blues, and alternative r&b musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2008. Woodson was born on February 2nd, 1981 in Port-au-Prince.

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Woodson Ratcliffe Oglesby

Woodson was born on February 9th, 1867. He left this life on April 30th, 1955.

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Woodson T. Slater

Woodson T. Slater was a 38. Woodson was born on November 18th, 1858 in Corvallis, Oregon. He passed away on November 30th, 1928.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Woodson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Woodson

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson is a football player. Charles was born on October 7th, 1976 in Fremont, Ohio.

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Carter Godwin Woodson

Carter Godwin Woodson was a historian. Carter was born on December 19th, 1875 in New Canton, Virginia. He breathed his last breath on April 3rd, 1950.

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Rod Woodson

Rod Woodson is an american football player for the Oakland Raiders. Rod was born on March 10th, 1965 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Darren Woodson

Darren Woodson is a football player. Darren was born on April 25th, 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is a young-adult fiction author. Her ongoing career started in 1990. Jacqueline was given the name Jacqueline Amanda Woodson on February 12th, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

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Mike Woodson

Mike Woodson is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, and Cleveland Cavaliers in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 1990. Mike was born on March 24th, 1958 in Indianapolis.

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  • Dr. Randy Woodson
    Chancellor
  • Abe Woodson
    Football Player
  • Daniel Woodson
    Acting Territorial Governor of Kansas
  • Harry Woodson
    Boxer
  • Ruby G. Woodson
  • Samuel Hughes Woodson
  • Urey Woodson
    Newspaper Editor
  • J. Belmont Woodson

Common last names for Woodson

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Harris
  • Brown
  • Taylor

Common first names for Woodson

  • James
  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Willie
  • Walter
  • Joseph
  • Thomas
  • Annie
  • Dorothy
  • J
  • Ruth
  • Edward
  • Richard

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Woodson U.S.
  White 39.81% 64.26%
  African American 54.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Woodson

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

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Fun Facts about the name Woodson

  • How Popular is the name Woodson? Woodson is the 10,056th most popular name of all time. As a last name Woodson was the 2,098th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Woodson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,131 babies born with the first name Woodson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Woodson to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Woodson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Woodson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Woodson is Thursday, December 29th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Woodson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Woodson was in 1916 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Woodson Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Woodson is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Kentucky have the same name in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Woodson: The name spelled backwards is Nosdoow. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Onsoodw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Woodson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,242 people with the last name Woodson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Woodson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Woodson as their last name.
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