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What does Alston mean?

Alston Pronunciation of Alston [al-ston] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Alston is "elf stone". Also possibly "old stone" or a place name: noble one's settlement.

Associated with: old english, elf, stone (rock), old, noble.


Alston has 5 variants: Allston, Allstonn, Alsdon, Alsten and Alstin.

Affiliated boy name: Alton.

Creative forms:
(male) Anston, Arston, ..

(female) Alstoni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alston Arham (A.A.), ..

How popular is Alston?

Alston is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1140 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Alston entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #1642 in the U.S. in 1994, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent alternative form of Alston is Alton (#1232 in 2015). These forms of Alston reached the top of their popularity in the 1900s (adoption of 0.08%) and have become significantly less common since (adoption 0.01%, 90.5% less), with the form Alton becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alston, Alton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alston and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alston is pronounced similarly to Ellston and Elston. Other suggested similar names are Acton, Aeson, Affton (see Afton), Afton, Agoston, Alaster, Alastor, Albion, Alcot, Aldon, Aleron, Alester, Alison, Alisson, Alistar, Alister, Alistir, Allcot (see Alcott), Allon, Allson, Allton, Alon, Alten, Alto, Alyster, Anson, Ansson, Anton, Ashton, Aston, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Boston, Colston, Deston, Duston, Easton, Ellton, Elsdon, Elson, Elton, Eston, Gaston, Huston, Jeston, Platon, Ralston, Riston, Ruston and Weston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alston.

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