Meaning and Origin of: Dickinson

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Powerful, rich ruler

Family name origins & meanings

  • Northern English : patronymic from the personal name Dicken, Dickin, a pet form of Dick.
  • Jonathan Dickinson, the first president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton), was born in Hatfield, MA, in 1688. Both his parents came from pioneer Connecticut Valley stock.