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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.
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) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ashton for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ashton and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ashley and Ashton. (2015 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Acton. Like Ashton, this name is not commonly used.
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