Wilson

Male

Meaning

Son Of William

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/ˈwɪlsən/

Traits associated with the name Wilson:

Dogs named Wilson tend to be loving, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Wilson?

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pet a unique name. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the movie Cast Away, in which the main character's only companion is a volleyball named Wilson.

Is Wilson a good dog name?

Wilson has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Wilson isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

1,871
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439
New York City Dog Name Database
560
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Wilson is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Wilson was, in the past month, the 441st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Wilson is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Wilson was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Wilson's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Wilson is most adored in Maine, Utah and Wisconsin.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New Mexico, Idaho and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Wilson.

Most popular breeds named Wilson:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Jack Russell Terrier

Wilson is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular during the 1920s, it's a nostalgic nod to President Woodrow.

british dog names
british

Associated with a former UK Prime Minister, Harold.

Dog names like Wilson:

Army Ruler
Sherlock holmes smart sidekick.
From Wina's Town
Son Of Guy
A common old man grumpy name
Guard
Wilson dog name meaning

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Gary (Wales, United Kingdom)
I've got a 3 month old puppy named Wilson, we all like Friday night dinner so also have a cat named Milson! I think Wilson is a great name it definitely stands out. I like different names for animals so probably would of called him Steve or something if not for Wilson!
September 12, 2022

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