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Meaning and name origin

Ashton \a-sh-ton\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Ashton), is pronounced ASH-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ashton is "ash tree town". Surname used as a given name. Occurs occasionally as a boys' name in England from the 1600s, but now it is used mainly for girls, perhaps due to the vogue for Ashley. Choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton; museum executive Ashton Hawkins; actor Ashton Kutcher.


Ashton has 6 variant forms: Ash, Ashford, Ashtin, Ashtun, Assheton and Aston.

For more information, see also the related boy name Ashby.


Ashton is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2432 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ashton for boys. Ashton reached its highest rank of #76 in the U.S. in 2004. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ashton name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ashton and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ashton (#143) and Ashley. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ashley, Ashton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Acton. Like Ashton, this name is not commonly used.