The name Hudson is of English origin and means "Son Of Hudd." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Hudd is a diminutive form of Richard, Hugh, or the Old English name Hudde. Hudson was originally an English surname now also used as a first name. 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 actress Kate Hudson. Ernie Hudson is an American actor as was Rock Hudson. Jennifer Hudson is an Academy Award winningactress 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.