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Ashton (girl)

What does Ashton mean?

Ashton Pronunciation of Ashton [ash-ton] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Ashton) is pronounced ASH-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ashton is "ash tree town". Place name used occasionally as a boy's name in England in the 1600s, but now used mainly for girls, perhaps due to the popularity of Ashley.

Associated with: old english, england.


Ashton has 2 variants: Ashten and Ashtyn.

13 more alternative forms via Ashley: Ashely, Ashla, Ashlan, Ashlay, Ashle, Ashlea, Ashlee, Ashlei, Ashlen, Ashli, Ashlie, Ashly and Ashlye.

Creative forms:
(female) Achton, Ashan, ..

(male) Ashson, Ashtya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ashton Rowan (A.R.), ..

How popular is Ashton?

Ashton is a very popular first name for women (#1681 out of 4276, Top 39%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#2830 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ashton entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #285 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is currently at #1273. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ashton name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ashton outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Ashely, Ashlea, Ashlee (#1922 in recent rankings), Ashlei, Ashley (#85), Ashli, Ashlie, Ashly (#1830), Ashten and Ashtyn (#1228) are the prominent alternative forms of Ashton (#1273 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Ashla, are uncommon. These forms of Ashton were favored by parents in 1991 (median #876) and have become much less common since (#1667, 91.1%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ashton, Ashely, Ashlea, Ashlee, Ashlei in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ashley, Ashli, Ashlie, Ashly, Ashten, Ashtyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ashley outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adison, Adyson, Aeron, Affton, Afton, Agafon, Alison, Alyson, Aniston, Asha, Ashah, Ashbea (see Ashby), Ashbie, Ashby, Ashia, Ashiah, Ashira, Ashleen, Ashlin, Ashling, Ashlinn, Ashlyn, Ashlynn, Ashni, Ashra, Aspen, Asta, Asti, Aston, Astra, Astri, Auron, Austin, Austyn, Avalon, Briton, Bryton, Paxton, Payton and Peyton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ashton.

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