Hudson is a name with English origins. The meaning of the name Hudson is son of Hudd. An alternate spelling of Hudson is Hudsyn. Hudd is a diminutive form of Richard, Hugh, or the Old English name Hudde.
Although popular today, there are very few famous people with the first name Hudson. Hudson de Souza and Hudson Rodrigues dos Santos are Brazilian athletes. Katy Perry’s real name is Katy Hudson, but she changed it so it would not be too close to another American celebrity, Kate Hudson. Ernie Hudson is an American actor as was Rock Hudson. Jennifer Hudson is an Academy Award winning actress and singer.
Hudson Hawk was the title name with of a movie with Bruce Willis. Angus Hudson was a butler in the t.v. show Upstairs Downstairs.
People who like the name Hudson tend to like surnames that have been turned into given names for boys and traditional and English for girls.