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.





Nature, Place, Surname, Word

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