English, German/Germanic, H names, Kin/Family, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Hudson

Hudson comes from an English surname, a patrynomic name meaning “son of Hudde,”, the latter a medieval diminutive of either Hugh, which comes from Germanic element hug meaning “heart, spirit, mind”, or a medieval diminutive of Richard, made up of Germanic elements ric (power, rule) and hard (brave, hardy) essentially meaning “strong ruler” or “brave ruler”.

Origin: English, Germanic

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