What does Ashton mean?
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.
(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)
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%).
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.